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A New Fall Classic

Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver crafts a powerful Cabernet from Napa's Diamond Mountain
James Laube
Issue: November 15, 2013

Major league pitcher Tom Seaver's wine label GTS has quickly become one of Napa's most exciting new Cabernet Sauvignon labels. But starting the venture proved to be daunting. He earned good money playing baseball, but his salary was nowhere near what one of baseball's greatest pitchers would command today. As a rookie in 1967, he earned $40,000. When he retired in 1986, his salary topped $1 million. As he talked with his wife Nancy about his vineyard dream, and what it might cost, reality sunk in. Wine Spectator's James Laube explains.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands October 22, 2013.

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