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Napa Valley Cabernet: Best Coombsville 2018 wines

The wines from Napa's newest AVA can be powerful and burly but fresh and vibrant, discovers Matthew Luczy. See his pick of the best from the 2018 vintage...

Coombsville is Napa’s newest sub-AVA, established in 2011.

At the southeastern corner of Napa Valley, it enjoys increased exposure to the cooling influence of San Pablo Bay.


Scroll down for the top-scoring Coombsville 2018 wines


Daytime temperatures are as much as 5°C cooler than the rest of the valley. Many early plantings were based around Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.


See the top-scoring Coombsville 2018 wines


See also

Decanter Premium Collector’s Guide: Napa Valley 

The rise of US urban wineries

California Cabernet 2016: Panel tasting results

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