Course: California Cabernet
NAPA VALLEY'S MOUNTAIN AVAs
Since they run parallel to the coastline, the Mayacamas' steep upper slopes catch much of the rain blowing off the ocean. Thanks to the precipitation, the mountains are heavily forested, lush and green.
On summer afternoons, when superheated air starts rising above the Central Valley, chilly ocean breezes make their way through the lower gaps to moderate the temperatures...
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