The West is wine country

The West is home to the country's best wine regions. Explore them all and taste their best offerings, from the cult cabs of Napa to the Pinots of Willamette Valley

Napa vs. Sonoma face-off

Sonoma or Napa? Two rivals slug it out over which wine country has the juice

Napa: Wine
Written by Heather John

Napa: Wine

The last time we were challenged to a smackdown was the Judgment of Paris wine tasting of 1976, when Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars and Chateau Montelena beat France’s big-gun wineries in a blind tasting that put California wine on the global map. And while our blockbuster reds are indeed legendary (Screaming Eagle, Shafer, Sloan), there’s more to Napa than pretty cult Cab. Think peppery Turley Zinfandel, Paloma’s rich Merlots, and ethereal Sauvignon Blancs from Randy Mason. Think win, win, win.

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