Napa Valley is one of the most famous wine regions in the world. More than 400 hundred wineries produced some of the finest red and white wines. Here, we will talk about red wines that inspired us and became a part of our wine list.
Cabernet Sauvignon is known as a king of the grapes in Napa Valley and makes 40 percent of the wine production in the region. The flavor displays a huge variety of dark fruits and can have a spicy note. Cabernet Sauvignon of our choice is Heitz, coming from Heitz Cellar Martha’s Vineyard. It is a full-bodied, and spicy wine with the dominant flavor of black berry’s. Best pairing with the Cabernet Sauvignon is robust red meat dishes.
Merlot has similar quality as a Cabernet Sauvignon but is capable of producing lighter body texture along with full-bodied. It highlights the rich earthiness of the Napa Valley and has a soft texture with a smooth finish. Our favorite Merlot is Reynolds Family Winery Merlot 2015, and it’s a perfect match for a large variety of meat dishes.
Pinot Noir is one of the red wines that can pair perfectly with the seafood, especially with the salmon or the tuna. We are also recommending pairing it with the cheese platter or a grilled lamb. It has an earthy flavor and silky texture and brings a little of the acidity.
Zinfandel comes at the end of our list, but it is one of the most exciting wines that we have. It is a perfect wine for a barbecue! Since it is made in a warmer area it has a blackberry and peppery flavor, but it is often produced in a lighter and more food-friendly note so it can be used a nice base for more fortified wines. Fun fact: this wine is made from autochthonous sort of Croatian grape, his origins are going way back to the city of Kastela and it is known as Crljenak.