My plane from the East Coast was two hours late, and the line at the car rental facility at SFO, along with the traffic from there to the Napa Valley, delayed me another two hours. But a phone call to Auberge du Soleil, where I'd reserved a table for one, prompted understanding and reassurance: my reservation would be honored as long as the kitchen was open. And I remain grateful and happy that it was! Service continued in the same gracious manner as the reception to my frantic phone call. The waiter was local and knowledgeable, and extremely attentive but not intrusive in the slightest. Having grown up within meters of the restaurant, he knew the precise spot where my delicious heirloom tomatoes originated, but it was the extra crunch in the dressing that set them apart even more. The squab was well-prepared and delicious, and the chocolate dessert with fruity olive oil was a palate-expander and eye-opener. Wine suggestions were superb, and the selection included some premium local finds that I would never have known about had the waiter not clued me in. This was a memorable dinner accompanied by a peaceful and soothingly spectacular view at twilight from the terrace. Lovely.