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2400 Allen Street in Uptown
Dallas, Texas 75204

214-239-1990

State & Allen Kitchen+Bar is one of those Dallas neighborhood restaurants that's as real and as effortlessly fun as the people who frequent it.

A place for a quick cocktail, or impeccably prepared food accompanied by a selection from an impressive wine list.

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What Makes Napa Valley Wine So Good?

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Have you ever wondered why some regions of the world make fabulous wine – and then others either can’t grow grapes or the wine is just “meh?”

 

The Napa Valley in Northern California is a region known for its plentiful grapes, gorgeous vineyards, and top notch wine. But what makes the Napa Valley so special and why is that wine so dang good? 

 

The Fault Lines Make for Amazing Soil

The same fault lines that cause catastrophic damage across California from time-to-time are the same fault lines that build the soil in unique ways only an earthquake can. The Napa Valley sits on what is known as a “step-over.” It’s a strange gap of land that isn’t cut by the San Andreas fault, but is directly in its path. The result is major tension on the soil, multiple plates merging together, etc. – and all of that leads to amazing, mineral rich soil that you can’t find just anywhere in the world. 

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Mediterranean Climate

The Napa Valley is within just 2% of the world that is categorized as a Mediterranean climate, and this climate is a jackpot when it comes to growing the best grapes. Think warm, dry days, merged with cooler evenings, that create the perfect setting for grapes to grow plentifully. This climate is set into motion by the presence of mountains and ocean both within close proximity. 

 

Unique Geographical Elements

Mountains, ocean, and even a river all make the Napa Valley unique and perfect for growing grapes. The Vaca Range and the Mayacamas Mountains provide a shield from winds and cooler temperatures. The Napa River flows abundantly through the region. And just over those mountain ranges, you’ll find the salty sea breezes of the ocean. 

 

Ready to try some Napa Valley wine? State & Allen Kitchen + Bar - the best restaurant and bar in Uptown Dallas, Texas has a variety of red, white, and sparkling wines available, each perfectly curated to impress your tastebuds.