With the passage of a new California law, consumers will soon be seeing "Sonoma County" on more wine labels. The law requires its inclusion on bottles already designated with Sonoma appellations such as Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast. On its long road to approval, the law prompted controversy and heated debate but ultimately received wide support within the local wine community. Wine Spectator associate editor Tim Fish explains.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 23, 2010.
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