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Magazine Archives: April 30, 2014

A Link to Napa Valley History

Grapegrower Al Frediani tends a vineyard untouched by time
MaryAnn Worobiec
Issue: April 30, 2014

At 92, Al Frediani is a link to Napa's past. So is his vineyard. The nonagenarian is hard of hearing and moves and talks slowly, but his memory and wit remain sharp as ever. His 20-acre vineyard, tucked away in the northeast corner of the valley on a quiet dead-end road, is one of Napa's oldest. Local winemakers call it "magical." Wine Spectator's MaryAnn Worobiec explains.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands March 17, 2014.

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