Napa Winemaker Creates an Outstanding Syrah in France

Kim Marcus
Issue: March 31, 2002

For Bernard Portet, returning to his native France to oversee winemaking at Domaine de Nizas in the Languedoc was a bit like starting over. A veteran of more than three decades of work at Clos du Val winery in California's Napa Valley, Portet, 56, had to learn the intricate rules governing French winemaking.

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