Meet Kelli White, author of this widely lauded book that gives an in-depth look at the history, the land, the wineries and the wines of Napa Valley, with an emphasis on tasting notes of older vintages. Kelli was raised in Charlton and began her professional career in Boston.

Her arrival compels us to trot out a few older bottles from the cellar. Call that the "then" side of the equation - as for the "now" the dazzling 2012 OPUS ONE makes sense for an opener....