Only 4,5 and 5,0 NJP wines (Nenad Jelisic Points) are presented as the best vintages.
From October 2010, every time we update any information or write a new information, we shall write in parentheses when the update has last taken place e.g. (2010-10).
Nahe, a German wine region that consists of two wine districts (Berieche): Kreuznach and Schloss Böckelheim.
Nahe grapes, Riesling accounts for 30%, Müller-Thurgau for 25% and Silvaner for 8% of the most cultivated grapes in this wine region.
Nahe soils, very varied. Sandstone, slate, gravel, marl, sandy clay etc.
Napa Valley, US most famous wine district that is located in the wine region of the North Coast in California. The wine district, which is itself classified as appellation (AVA), consists of 16 different appellations: Atlas Peak, Calistoga, Chiles Valley, Coombsville, Diamond Mountain District, Howell Mountain, Los Carneros, Mount Veeder, Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley, Oakville, Rutherford, Spring Mountain District, St. Helena, Stags Leap District, Wild Horse Valley and Yountville. The wine district has 18,600 ha planted with vines. (2019-04)
Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon, the best vintages, 1968, 1974, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016; not 2017. (2019-04)
Navarra, a Spanish wine region that is DO-classified. Navarra has 11,715 ha. It consists of five wine districts: Baja Montaña (1,520 ha), Ribera Alta (4,125 ha), Ribera Baja (3,350 ha), Tierra Estella (1,800 ha) and Valdizarbe (920 ha). 70% of produced wines are red, 25% rosé and 5% white. Very small amounts (0,30%) of sweet wines are also produced. The average yield is 52 hl/ha. Navarra has three different climates: Atlantic climate, Mediterranean climate and continental climate. Which climate that prevails is determined by where one is in some of Navarra's five wine districts. On average, it rains between 349 and 807 mm per year (comparatively it rains 600-700 mm per year in Sweden), it rains least in Ribera Baja and most of Valdizarbe. (2014-10)
Navarra grapes, Tempranillo accounts for 34%, Garnacha for 23%, Cabernet Sauvignon for 16%, Merlot for 15%, Chardonnay for 5%, Viura for 2%, Graciano for 2%, Moscatel for 1% and Syrah for 1% of the most cultivated grapes in this wine region. (2014-03)
Navarra soils, very varied. Marl, clay, silty clay, sand, gravel, stones, limestone and so on. (2014-03)
Navarra the best vintages, 1964, 1970, 1973, 1981, 1982, 1995, 2001, 2004, 2005 and 2010. (2014-03)
Néac, a French appellation that belongs to the wine district of Libournais (Right Bank), which in turn belongs to the wine region of Bordeaux.
Neudorf, Moutere, Chardonnay (white dry wine), Nelson, New Zealand, the best vintages, until vintage 2014 none. (2016-08)
Neudorf, Moutere, Pinot Noir (red dry wine), Nelson, New Zealand, the best vintages, until vintage 2013 none. (2016-08)
Neudorf, Sauvignon Blanc (white dry wine), Nelson, New Zealand, the best vintages, until vintage 2014 none. (2016-08)
Nicolas Catena Zapata, see Bodega Catena Zapata, Catena Zapata, Nicolas Catena Zapata.
Niepoort, 20 Year Old, Tawny Port (sweet port wine), Douro Valley, Portugal, the best vintages, constant high quality, year after year. (2016-08)
Noble rot, Botrytis cinerea = noble rot. The noble rot’s attack causes water in the grape to evaporate while sweetness, acidity and flavours get a higher concentration.
Noon, Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve (red dry wine), Langhorne Creek, South Australia, Australia, the best vintages, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007; from vintage 2008 until vintage 2012 none. (2016-08)
Noon, Eclipse (red dry blend wine; over 80% Grenache; Shiraz and Graciano), McLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia, the best vintages, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2011 and 2013. (2016-08)
Noon, Shiraz, Reserve (red dry wine), Langhorne Creek, South Australia, Australia, the best vintages, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012 and 2013. (2016-08)
Northern Rhône, a wine district that belongs to the French wine region of Rhône and, which consists of 11 appellations: Château-Grillet, Chatillon-en-Diois, Clairette de Die, Condrieu, Cornas, Côte Rôtie, Côtes du Rhône, Crozes-Hermitage, Hermitage, St-Joseph and St-Péray. The Northern Rhône, which has a cooler climate than the Southern Rhône, has a continental climate with hot summers and cold winters. The district's climate is affected by mistral, a hard north wind that usually blows during winter and spring. (2011-09)
Northern Rhône grapes, only Syrah for red wines. Viognier, Roussanne and Marsanne for white wines.
Northern Rhône soils, mostly granite, otherwise sandy soil with some limestone.
Northern Rhône the best vintages, 1929, 1947, 1961, 1978, 1999, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2015 and 2017. (2019-04)
North Coast, a US wine region that is located in California. The wine region, which itself is classified as appellation (AVA), consists of 6 different wine districts: Lake County, Marin County, Mendocino County, Napa Valley, Solano County and Sonoma County. (2012-03)