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The Class of '72

James Laube
Issue: December 15, 2012

California wine's class of 1972 helped set many of the modern templates for success in the Golden State. Forty years ago, the future looked bright for California wine, and vintners already had important leaders. Yet few could predict how events would ultimately unfold in what proved a coming-of-age period for the rejuvenated industry. Wine Spectator's James Laube explains.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 20, 2012.

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