Ep 089 – Napa Valley

Recently we attended the annual wine bloggers conference which allowed us to spend some time in Sonoma and Napa Valley. These next few episodes will cover some of the information we learned as well as some of the wines we sampled.


This week we discuss:

  • Where is Napa Valley?
  • Wine production and impact
  • Climate and geography
  • Grapes grown and why the focus on Cab?
  • What to expect from Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabinet Sauvignon


Wines and Wineries featured in this episode



Cabinet Sauvignon


Unusually Napa Valley wine varieties


A big thanks to Napa Valley Vintners, Castello di Amorosa and Las Alcobas for hosting us as well as all of the wineries who shared their wine with us!



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About Betty Notto

Betty Notto is a wine lover based in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area. She is the co-creator and co-host of Weekly Wine Show Podcast. Find her out in the interwebs via Twitter @weeklywineshow @bettynotto