California vintners were some of the first to find success with the "fighting varietals" nearly two decades ago -- good, well-priced wines sold in standard-size bottles and priced competitively. Mostly, these wines were made from the big four international grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
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