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Napa Name Case Comes to an End

Daniel Sogg
Issue: March 31, 2006

It's final. Bronco Wine Co. can no longer use "Napa" in the brand names of wines made with few or no Napa grapes. On Jan. 23, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear Bronco's last-gasp effort to overturn a California labeling law, ending more than five years of litigation with a victory for the Napa Valley Vintners, which had fought to protect the appellation's name.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands March 31, 2006.

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