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Napa’s Bust and Boom

James Laube
Issue: June 15, 2011

Unlike Napa Valley's three more prominent tourist destinations—Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga—Napa isn't quaint. It's less charming, less pretentious, more suburban and blue-collar. The Napa River is being rejuvenated through a major flood-control project that is slowly restoring the river to its natural health. Those who used to view Napa from inside a car or tour bus now have real reason to stop, explore and enjoy what it has to offer.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands May 24, 2011.

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