Napa Valley memorable dining experiences?

Anyone have any truly memorable dining experience recently in Napa Vally, specifically restaurants that are NOT on ritzy glitzy spa/resort tract? Looking for up and coming, or restaurants that punch above their weight class, so to speak, good food and wine without dropping $1,000 for dinner for two tasting menu/wine pairings.

Thanks!

Nick

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  • The Charter Oak (St. Helena)

    Goose & Gander (St. Helena)

    Redd Wood (Yountville)

    Ciccio (Yountville)

    Miminashi (Downtown Napa)

    Compline (Downtown Napa)

    Basalt (Downtown Napa)

    The Kitchen Door (Downtown Napa -- Oxbow)

    Live Fire Pizza (Downtown Napa -- Oxbow)

    Cole's Chop House (Downtown Napa)

    Cordeiro's Steakhouse (Napa)

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  • The Charter Oak (St. Helena)

    Goose & Gander (St. Helena)

    Redd Wood (Yountville)

    Ciccio (Yountville)

    Miminashi (Downtown Napa)

    Compline (Downtown Napa)

    Basalt (Downtown Napa)

    The Kitchen Door (Downtown Napa -- Oxbow)

    Live Fire Pizza (Downtown Napa -- Oxbow)

    Cole's Chop House (Downtown Napa)

    Cordeiro's Steakhouse (Napa)

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