ALONG THE VALLEY FLOOR
There are four well-established, high-profile valley floor appellations. They are Napa Valley's most famous districts: Oakville, Rutherford, Stags Leap District and Calistoga (Note that Calistoga is not yet an official AVA).
Important new-comers include St. Helena, which gained AVA status in 1995, and Yountville in 1999.
These appellations are widely planted to Cabernet, and as a whole, the wineries in these appellations produce the largest volume of wine.
We'll drive up the center of the valley on the main road, Highway 29...
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