Stephanie, Adam, and I went on the Napa wine train that goes from Napa City to St. Helena. We got there a little early and decided to walk around the city for a bit after checking in for the train. We found a coffee shop and a charcuterie, that we stopped by again later.
We then went to the train and got on. The train was only half full at 15 of 30 spots taken. We got a nice breakfast on the way to the first winery, Domaine Chandon. They were a typical winery, and we got a nice tasting of some sparkling wine. It was a place we could go hang out during a work remote day, as they had a massive patio. On the way to the second winery we got a soup and salad. The second winery, Hall, was our favorite of the three. They were clearly about creating a good place to be, and it is a place we might go to hang out. The only issue being that it requires a membership to be in their hanging out area. They had art all around, with the most icon piece being a giant silver bunny in the front called ‘Bunny Fufu.’ Hall also had the best wine of the trip, by general unanimous agreement, 2015 hall terra secca cabernet sauvignon. We had a nice dinner on the way to the third and final winery, Inglenook. They had a lot of interesting old things: books, clothes, mechanical objects. They had also built a cave into to house their wines as they aged. We took the train back to Napa and had a nice desert. The wine and food was generally great. A few of the dishes and a few of the wines were fantastic.
We then went back to the charcuterie, and Adam got some food for Saturday. We went to Grace’s Table for dinner as it was recommended by Michelin. Adam drove us back and we went right to bed.
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