Napa Valley Cabernets

The Best of California's Wine Country

Written By: Joe Roberts, Lisa Adams Walter
Napa Valley Cabernets is a celebration of lifestyle, luxury, and, most of all, Cabernet Sauvignon. The first remarkable California Cabernets were those made in the 1880s and 1890s at the Inglenook estate in Rutherford in the heart of the Napa Valley. Since then, Napa Valley has become one of the world’s most celebrated wine regions, an international destination for casual wine fans and aficionados alike, and the region’s Cabernets continue to impress even the staunchest Cab critics.

Here readers will find more than one hundred of Napa Valley’s finest Cabernet Sauvignons, their vintage, unique attributes, and tasting notes, as well as the stories behind the dedicated vintners that strive to produce excellence from this king of red grapes. Included also is stunning photography of the estates and winemakers, as well as breathtaking images of Napa Valley, evoking the beauty and lifestyle of the region, and articulating its unique draw. Taken together, this is among the most comprehensive guides to the Cabernets of Napa Valley, and is an essential guide for connoisseurs of Cabernet and lovers of wine country landscapes and culture.

Format: Hardbound
Publication Date: 9/27/2016
ISBN: 9781608879434
Pages: 224
Trim Size: 7 x 8.5

  • About the Author 
  • Press
Joe Roberts, Foreword Contributor: Joe Roberts is the globetrotting founder of He has been called one of the most influential people in the U.S. wine industry, with his work garnering praise from best-selling (and wine-loving) authors Gary Vaynerchuk and Deb Harkness, as well as from Forbes, the Seattle Times, and the Sacramento Bee. His wine-focused writing has appeared in a diverse set of both traditional and online publications, including Parade, SOMM Journal, The Guardian UK,,, Palate Press, and Publix® Grape Magazine. When not touring the world’s wine regions, Joe resides near Philadelphia with his daughter, Lorelai Kate.

Lisa Adams Walter, Introduction: A “native” of California’s wine country, Lisa Adams Walter began her wine industry career in the Hospitality Center of Inglenook Napa Valley in the early ’80s. However, her wine public relations experience began as Director of Public Relations for a small Napa Valley winery where she built the winery hospitality and marketing programs and participated in the winery’s online presence as early as 1994. Her written work has been published in publications such as Appellation magazine (Wine Country Living), Wine Business Monthly, Sonoma Magazine, The Sonoma Valley Business News, Wine Country Spotlight, and the Napa Valley Register. In 2003, she was one of a select group published in the wine public relations book entitled Spinning the Bottle.