Napa Valley VS Sonoma

The course of human history is synonymous with wine; and arguably the French and Italians perfecting it. But the new player on the field, so to speak, an underdog rising to MVP-like status very quickly within the last 50 years, is California. It was some truly stunning wines coming out of California that put the United States on the global wine map and paved the way for the rest of the New World wine-producing countries.

Some very unique varietals and styles of wine are coming out of California these days, but undoubtedly the king and queen of United States wine is Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. As far as wine growing regions go here in the US, with come cool stuff coming from New York down to Virginia, it's on the west coast that the real heavy hitters dominate, the two powerhouses being the regions Napa Valley and Sonoma.

So here's the plan. We're going to drink some Chardonnay. One from Napa and the other from Sonoma. And then we're going to drink some Cabernet. Again, one from Napa and the other from Sonoma. Which is better? Which is more preferable? Which is the better bang for the buck? Well, in this side-by-each Pepsi Challenge-esque competition, we're going to let you decide!

See you there!

The Wine Shop Team

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