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Zinfandel Grand Masters

An old-time Napa family succeeds with some of California’s oldest vines
Tim Fish
Issue: September 30, 2010

An old wind-machine stands like a rusty sentinel at the center of Aldo's Vineyard, a remnant of a bygone era. Walk through the surrounding vines, and you have to wonder how the vineyard itself has survived. Prune trees and chicken coops populated the area when the grapes were planted in 1937, but today the site is a stronghold of green squeezed by busy streets and subdivisions on the outskirts of the city of Napa. And yet Aldo's Vineyard is an endangered species in another way, as an island of Zinfandel in prime California Cabernet country.

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