Busy day again today, so here’s a quick round-up of Napa Valley-related items from across the world wide web…
DeLeuze was a pioneer in organic grapegrowing. The story is that when he was advised to spray his vineyard with a chemical, in the early 1980s, he donned a chemical suit, then posted Ã¢â‚¬Å“No EntryÃ¢â‚¬Â signs around the perimeter. It wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t long before he thought to himself, Ã¢â‚¬Å“No way. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re never going to spray again.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Further details can be found on the ZD Wines website.
Gannett News Service has a nice round-up of affordable (under $10) California Cabernets (none from the Napa Valley) as well as a few moderately priced reds, some of which do come from these parts, including a couple of our personal favorites:
2005 Bouchaine Estate Napa Carneros pinot noir. $45. A huge pinot noir, with smoky aromas of black cherries and flowers. Rich and intense dark fruit in the mouth, it was powerful yet elegant, a match for almost any meat.