Culinary travel in the West

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Taste the West: Napa Valley

Here are the best restaurants, wineries, and tasting rooms in California's famed wine region

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Forget faux-Tuscany
Thomas J. Story

Forget faux-Tuscany

Under the exuberant ownership of Jean-Charles Boisset, Raymond Vineyards is rocking the Napa Valley stereotype. How many places have a mirrored Crystal Cellar tasting room with a masked cat lady hanging from a trapeze? Or an outdoor room with acrylic Louis XVI chairs? On top of it all, there’s a blending lab (you blend), and a demonstration biodynamic garden with a self-guided iPhone app.

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