Reviews & Recognition

Napa Valley Classification: Napa Valley's 1st and 2nd Growths

By Pekka Nuikki & Juha Lihtonen, American FINE Wine Magazine, August 2009
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The world of wine is vast. The number of producers alone is almost 200,000. Wine brands number many times that, and there are dozens of wine-producing countries. For the wine consumer the situation is double-edged. On the one hand, the seemingly limitless choice and huge price range means there is something for everyone, but how does the customer find a genuinely quality wine that is worth its price among all the bottles laid out along the shelves of the wine store?

Click here for the full article (pages 36 to 66) where FINE attempts to classify Napa Valley wines in the French manner by taking into account quality, reputation, price, history and terroir.