Classic Wines, Treasured Vines

Classic Wines, Treasured Vines
Andy Beckstoffer is the grower behind many of Napa Valley's elite Cabernets. His vineyard empire makes him one of the most influential people in California wine today. (Colin Price)
From the Jun 15, 2017, issue

A sizeable number of Napa Valley's highest-rated and pricey Cabernets have one thing in common—a reliance on grapes grown in vineyards owned by Andy Beckstoffer. But the steep prices come with the territory. Wine Spectator's Tim Fish explains.

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