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California Rebound

Issue: December 15, 1998

December 15, 1998 California Rebound After years of rocky auction sales, West Coast wines regain popularity in the late 1990s By Peter D. Meltzer For decades, seasoned collectors have been cellaring choice examples of California wines, such as Robert Mondavi, Heitz and Beaulieu Vineyard Private Reserve, but West Coast wines at auction did not gain the kind of international recognition accorded to classic clarets and fine Burgundies until relatively recently.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands December 15, 1998.

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