A noteworthy trip to Napa…

A friend of mine had an excellent trip to Napa - I thought I’d share this email with you:

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Napa vineyards

On a short visit to Napa last  weekend, I grabbed dinner at Farm at Carneros Inn. This New York-style restaurant has quite an intimidating wine list - definitely on the pricey side, with a lot of obscure wines. We struggled to find something affordable that would go with the mixed bag of meat, seafood and salads we’d ordered for dinner.

And we came out successful! We discovered a fantastic 2005 Red Zin from Sonoma: Robert Traverso from the Russian River Valley. It was soft, spicy, with some great fruity blackberry flavors. It went amazingly well with the food.

At $43 a bottle, it’s certainly not the cheapest wine out there, but it’s a really good option when you want to order from a pricey wine list without cringing or when you’re trying to impress.

Here’s a list of restaurants where you can try a bottle:

http://www.traversowines.com/dining.asp

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