I was sent a Wall Street Journal article about Bill Harlan (from 2012), who is certainly a premier Napa figure and a very interesting guy. I'll insert a link below.
One statement really caught my eye. Near the beginning of the article Harlan says:
""This area has the potential to be a national treasure," he says, "of someday being recognized as one of the finest wine-growing regions in the world. That's why we're here and not somewhere else."
I realize that I've gotten into some rather dicey exchanges here when comparing old world and new world perspectives, but I'd really like some thoughts on his apparent placement of Napa Valley as NOT a national treasure YET, and SOMEDAY being recognized as "one of the finest wine-growing regions".
Have at it!