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California's Surprising 2004 Cabernets: Napa's Highs & Lows

Outstanding Cabernets come from the mountains and the valley floor, but the vineyards vary widely
Daniel Sogg
Issue: November 15, 2007

The region that produces America's best Cabernet Sauvignons is called Napa Valley, but that name is a little misleading. Today, many of the finest Cabernets produced in the Napa AVA, including the Bond Melbury, Bryant Family and Colgin IX Estate bottlings, come from vineyards located high in the hills and mountains that bracket the valley on the east and west.

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