Who doesn't love Cakebread's wines? Napa Valley is known for some great Cabernet Sauvignon's but Cakebread nails it with their 2006 Dancing Bear Ranch Cabernet. All of the other wines are also great from top to bottom - can't go wrong.
Alpha Omega Winery may be on the newer side but this boutique winery is already putting out some serious wine. Their merlot heavy Bordeaux style blend "Era" is top-notch and their Proprietary Red, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauv Blanc and even the Rose are all great.
Chandon is well known for their sparkling wines but after a recent visit I also fell in love with their Chardonnay and Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. Their DKNY Cuvee for Donna Karen's 20th anniversary is also unique and fantastic (in limited supply) as it was made
Rombauer is well known for their oakey / buttery Chardonnay but their Zinfandel, Merlot and Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon are also all very good. You can't go wrong unless you aren't into the oakey chards.
One of the better Sauvignon Blancs in the Napa Valley... gotta give it a try. These guys are also way ahead of the curve on utilizing social media (although props are due for anyone making a "Twitter" list in the wine industry).
Amazing 2007 PlumpJack Estate Cabernet Sauvignon from Howell Mountain AVA in Napa Valley... they also produce a stainless steel fermented Chardonnay that is quite good but we were all about the new cabernet release. At $78 it rivals other $100-200 offerings in the valley and scored 95 points from Robert Parker.
Castello di Amorosa produces primarily Italian style wines while reflecting California's unique climate, soil and growing conditions. They wines are all fantastic but it's the 13th century, 107 room, Tuscan style Castle and Winery that blew us away upon visiting.