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A friend recently asked me to recommend a few places in the Napa Valley for a day of wine tasting. I was flattered that she would even think of me and jumped at the chance to point her in the right direction.

Silverado Vineyards: Beautiful hill top location in the Stags Leap District with a balcony terrace. The tour is extensive and takes you throughout the entire facility. I loved their relationship with visitors. They strive to bring guests into winery life and share the process. They have a long list of wines available for tasting including  SOLO, a single vineyard, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, that will make you drool.

Plumpjack: This winery is tucked away on Oakville Cross R0ad. Their tasting room is cozy and welcoming with a slight rocker vibe bouncing among the paraphernalia for sale. While their wine list for tasting is rather small, it is presents significant quality. If you get the chance, sneak a sip of the Syrah and shed a tear of ecstasy for its beautiful bold, lingering taste.

Alpha Omega: From Hwy 29, you can just see the fountain in front of Alpha Omega’s newly remodeled tasting room. Set in the middle of the vineyard, this tasting room and winery offers a great view while you sip. Try to get a barrel tasting of the ERA…it’s worth it! Treasure your glass as you enjoy the couch seating on the patio.

HALL: On your way into St. Helena, make sure you stop here. If you’re lucky their canine greeter Thomas may even be present to welcome you. I’m not a fan of sweet wines, but you can’t leave without tasting Hall’s Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc. With sweet apple bursting from the glass, it’s the perfect end to any wine tasting experience.

*Wine Word of the Day
single vineyard: all of the fruit in a particular bottle came from one specific vineyard.

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