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Napa Wines vs. Sonoma Wines

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Napa Wines vs. Sonoma Wines


Do you have difficulties picking a California wine? This is because Napa and Sonoma are two of United States’s more prestigious wine regions. At Jonathan’s Ristorante, a wine bar in Huntington, our extensive wine list features wines from both regions perfect for pairing with our artisanal menu.


Napa Wines

With over 450 wineries in Napa Valley, there are an enormous amount of wines for you to explore. Napa’s diversity in soil type, climate conditions, and its topographical advantages make it a popular area for winemakers to create superior quality wines.

Some of the more commonly-produced Napa wines include:

  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Pinot Noir
  • Zinfandel
  • Merlot  
  • ‎Chardonnay
  • Cabernet Sauvignon  

Compared to Sonoma, Napa is a much more developed region. This is evident in the number of growing wineries that are being established in Napa versus Sonoma.  

In fact, the Napa planning commission generally approves an average of 20 wineries every 12 months. Although Napa is a big base for top quality wines, it only produces an estimated 5% of all wine deliveries across California.  

Some Napa wine brands we feature include:

Contact us today for a wine bar in Huntington that serves some of these incredible Napa wines.


Sonoma Wines  

Although Napa has a consistent production of chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon, Sonoma produces a wide variety of quality wines.

Sonoma has over 60,000 acres of land mass for top wineries – which is a lot more than the 43,000 acres that Napa boasts!

With an adequate variety of microclimates, Sonoma has many opportunities to make quality wines that can compete on a national level. Research has shown that Sonoma dominates in the production of the following wine selection:

  • Chardonnay  
  • ‎Sauvignon Blanc  
  • Cabernet Sauvignon  
  • ‎Pinot noir
  • ‎Merlot
  • Zinfandel
  • Pinot Black
  • Pinot Gris
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Petit Sirah

This selection has placed Sonoma at level with the advances of Napa wines. Although both valleys supply an exquisite number of quality wines, it is up to the taste-tester to decide which one wins.

Some Sonoma wine brands we feature include:

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