Headed by North Carolina native Hank McCrorie, Burly wines are synonymous with Napa’s signature style. Fruit is harvested healthy and ripe, cold soaked for five days, then undergoes extended maceration before aging in oak. 20 months in barrel, plus two years in bottle, give way to a silky, full-bodied wine, full of luscious black fruit and mouth-coating tannins.
Loamy-soiled, north-south valley reaching from the hot springs of Calistoga to the San Francisco Bay. It’s home to world-beating Cabernet Sauvignon, among other wines, and the American answer to Bordeaux.