Napa Valley Then and Now with Kelli White

Bar Boulud, New York

November 2, 2015

Hosted by Antonio Galloni

Join Kelli White for an intimate dinner celebrating the launch of Kelli’s book Napa Valley Then and Now, the most comprehensive account of Napa Valley and its producers to date. For the occasion, we have assembled a collection of gorgeous older Cabernets from a handful of reference-point estates, as well as a selection of wines from newer, up-and-coming properties. Attendees will receive a signed copy of Kelli’s book.

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The Wines

2005 Kongsgaard Chardonnay The Judge

1991 Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon

1990 Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon

1986 Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon

1990 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

1989 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

1985 Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain

1995 Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon

1989 Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon

1988 Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon

2010 Vine Hill Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 MacDonald Cabernet Sauvignon

2011 Beta Cabernet Sauvignon Chuy Vineyard

About Napa Valley, Then & Now 

Napa Valley, Then & Now is an in-depth look at the history, the land, the wineries, and the wines of Napa Valley, with a special emphasis on tasting notes of older vintages. Written by sommelier Kelli Audrey White, this book serves as a much-needed definitive guide to one of the world’s most celebrated wine regions. Exhaustively researched and thoughtfully organized, Napa Valley, Then & Now chronicles the rise of Napa’s wine industry from its earliest days to its current glory, examining its triumphs and failures along the way. Critically, it also checks in on the current state of many of Napa’s historic wines and vintages, just as interest in this heretofore marginalized category of wine is starting to grow.

For too long, California wines were considered unworthy of great age. White seeks to dispel that notion, and is uniquely qualified to do so, having spent the last several years tasting through the cellars of countless vintners and private collectors in Napa Valley and beyond. In these pages, she guides the consumer through her findings, not only highlighting what to pursue and what to avoid, but providing context for each wine so that it might be understood as part of a larger historical narrative. In short, this is a singular, exceptional work that is a great addition to the annals of wine scholarship. 

* the information above is current as of September 21, 2015 and is subject to change.