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Explore the Spectrum of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Explore the Spectrum of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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Collective Napa Valley

Collective Napa Valley Wine Auction

Napa Valley Vintners proudly announces the next chapter in its efforts to care for its community with the creation of Collective Napa Valley.

There's a reason that Napa Valley now boasts 16 distinct American Viticultural Areas. The valley's diversity of soils, microclimates, and topology make for a rich variety of growing sites, each providing winemakers with different characteristics to utilize in crafting expressive wines. Do these smaller growing regions within Napa have distinct personalities that growers recognize? Are there regional flavor signatures that we can taste in the wines?

Join wine writer Alder Yarrow for a discussion with four winemakers, each responsible for a wine that may be seen as a benchmark for their region: Spottswoode from St. Helena, Keenan from Spring Mountain, TEXTBOOK from Oakville, and The Hess Collection on Mount Veeder. We'll discuss the challenges, opportunities, and distinctive characteristics that mark each region, and learn how each producer approaches the personality of the place they call home in Napa.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify common Cabernet Sauvignon characteristics
  • Understand the diverse nature of Napa Valley's terroir
  • Discern whether AVAs determine wine style
  • Describe the factors that set Napa Valley apart from other Cabernet producing regions


Alder Yarrow, Author

Alder Yarrow,


Alison Rodriguez, The Hess Collection

Alison Rodriguez,
The Hess Collection

Jonathon Pey, TEXTBOOK

Jonathon Pey,

Beth Novak Milliken, Spottswoode Estate

Beth Novak Milliken,
Spottswoode Estate

Priyanka French, Signorello Estate

Priyanka French,
Signorello Estate

Reilly Keenan, Keenan Winery

Reilly Keenan,
Keenan Winery

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