Napa Valley Register: Off the Beaten Path Varietals

“I’ve recently been captivated by efforts from up and coming producers like Wilson Foreigner ($32) with a legendary source for valdiguie, tucked in the southeastern hills of Napa County. This Languedoc-Rousillon rooted varietal gave Robert Mondavi a head start on his eponymous project back in the late 1960s while he was letting his cabernet sauvignon rest in barrel he relied on the valdeguié, back then dubbed ‘Napa Gamay,’ which he used to make a rosé that proved successful. All stories aside, this wine delivers a party! Confetti, dance moves, and lively energy. Holiday spice, cranberry and plum are the driving factors.”

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