It wasn’t too long ago that a Friday night in downtown Napa meant nothing but closed-up shops and restaurants. However, over the past couple years things have certainly started to change.
Last night, we went to dinner at one of our favorite sushi restaurants in Napa, Sushi Mambo. After enjoying a nice selection of California rolls, San Francisco rolls and my personal favorite, the ‘Captain Crunch’, we popped across the street to check-out Stave Wine Lounge’s one-year anniversary party. We arrived around 8pm to find quite a crowd sipping wine, talking and munching on appetizers.
We only stayed long enough to taste a couple wines (the 2001 Trespass Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2003 Mahoney Vineyards, Carneros, Pinot Noir, both decent choices in our estimation) and take a couple quick photos.
The first photo (below) is of the back of the credit card you use to taste the different wines. You put the card in the slot on the wine machine and hit the button above the wine you’d like to taste and out it comes. The second shot is of the actual wine machine at Stave, as well as a glimpse of the local art that is hung throughout the lounge. Finally, a shot of the various wines currently being poured. Enjoy.
[techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, wine, Sushi Mambo, Trespass Cabernet, Mahoney Vineyards]