By Margaret Patillo

Danica Patrick is pretty intense. Known as one of the most famous women in racing history, Danica has switched gears and slowed it down in the vineyards of Napa. For the last decade she has developed and produced Somnium; a cabernet sauvignon which is a symbol of her long standing passion for wine.

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In 2006 she met her winemaker Aaron Pott, and a year later she was looking at properties in the heart of Napa Valley and eventually settled on Howell Mountain in 2009. With an intention to connect, Danica aims to create an experience with her wine, inspiring people to fall in love with Napa the way she has.

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Somnium 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Balance and elegance in the bottle with aromas of black licorice, dark chocolate and toffee with hints of mint and pomegranate. Dense flavors of cherry, black currant and spice coat the midpalate and offer a layered finish of blackberry, cherry and chocolate with silk tannins.

Retail: $185

Somnium 2018 Napa Valley Rosé 

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A bouquet of cantaloupe, cherry, strawberry, peach, cedar, and clove. Racy bright acidity fills the mouth with flavors of strawberry and raspberry, followed by a nimble of fresh strawberry and orange peel to finish. Composition: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot

Retail: $38