In an effort to help its members navigate the tricky waters of political reporting, NAPAN
developed a set of "best practices"--standards to follow in order to operate as independently as possible.
What has been torn out (and that includes some historic and classic old Petite Sirah and Zinfandel) has been replanted with Cabernet and its cousin, Merlot, along with bits of Malbec, Petit Verdot and one of the salvation grapes Napans don't yet realize, Cabernet Franc.
Napans rarely bring up Sonoma without being prodded.
You'd want to imagine us Napans (I'm a seven-year transplant from Manhattan, actually) and our immediate neighbors' concerns about their "stuff" to be assuaged through good wine and gentle living.
Napans peppered the grounds of Veterans Park to watch the activities as the temperatures rose.
Jaime Buffington and Mike Ledwich, lifelong Napans and long term local bankers, joined Bay Commercial Bank earlier this year and opened the Bay Commercial Bank Napa Loan Production Office.