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Mondavi Buys Italy's Famed Ornellaia Estate

Napa Valley giant brings in the Frescobaldis of Tuscany as partners
James Suckling
Issue: May 31, 2002

California's Robert Mondavi Winery and Tuscany's Marchesi de' Frescobaldi are jointly taking over one of Italy's greatest wine estates, Tenuta dell' Ornellaia. The nearly 200-acre estate, in the Bolgheri region of Tuscany, produced Wine Spectator's 2001 Wine of the Year, the Ornellaia 1998 (96 points, $110).

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