October in the Napa Valley is surreal. The weather is absolutely perfect, the leaves start turning color and it is the height of a season we call CRUSH. Crush usually starts in the end of August and lasts through the middle of October. Wineries have harvest celebrations that last until the early morning, some of them involving age old rituals and blood filled bull horns... but we won'tget into all of that. The valley is teeming with people, tourists, migrant field workers and us locals.
The air is intoxicating, literally. In the morning when you walk outside it smells like you are neck deep in Cabernet Sauvignon and it is AMAZING.
My house smells like that now. Your house could smell like this too; like an October morning in the Napa Valley. Here is how…
2 Bottles Red Wine or Port