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Chance Discovery Unearths 1886 Bottling by Far Niente

Issue: May 31, 1998

May 31, 1998 Chance Discovery Unearths 1886 Bottling by Far Niente A bottle of 1886 Far Niente, a sweet Muscat made by the Napa Valley winery, has been found in a Marin County wine cellar. While Napa wineries date to the 1860s, it's almost unheard-of to find a wine this old, and it could rank as one of the oldest bottles of California wine in existence.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands May 31, 1998.

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