Napa Fun Time 1.5: Good Night and Good Bye

To bring our amazing Saturday in the Napa Valley to a close, we headed over to Celadon in downtown Napa for dinner…

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Celadon

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To go with dinner, we ordered up a GSM by Hanh Winery. I’m a big fan of California Rhone Blends these days. As far as a balanced red wine with good acidity goes, for the money, this wine can’t be beat.

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While waiting for our dinner, we took full advantage of the free bread.

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For starters, we shared the Macadamia Nut-Crusted Goat Cheese with Port-Poached Figs, Apples and Crostini.

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Of course, I also ordered the Hearts of Romaine with Caesar Dressing, Croutons and Parmesan Cheese.

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For the main course, I had the Pork Porterhouse, Herb Spaetzle, Butternut Squash, Watercress and Pomegranate Jus. Yum!

What a great night!

The next morning, before heading home, we made one last stop to do some wine tasting at Artesa.

Located in the Carneros region of Napa, Artesa specializes in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and sparkling wines (which thrive in this Southern-most region of the Napa Valley).  Artesa, however, is probably more well-known for having one of the most beautiful wineries in the area.

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Artesa

Here are a few of the wines that we tried…

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Artesa 2009 Estate Reserve Pinot Noir

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Artesa 2010 Limited Release Tempranillo

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Artesa 2007 Limited Release Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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Artesa 2007 Foss Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Of all the trips that Kara and I have taken to the Napa Valley, this one easily tops them all.

Stay Rad,

Jeff

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