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The King of California Wines

Issue: December 15, 1997

December 15, 1997 The King of California Wines For all the progress that California winemakers have made with Merlot, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon is still the king. Originally an import from Bordeaux, Cabernet long ago found its second home in the coastal valleys of California.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands December 15, 1997.

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