Napa's Changing of the Guard

Some Marquee Cabernet producers face challenges as others sell for millions
From the Nov 15, 2008, issue
Napa Valley is in the throes of a generational transition. Many of the region's signature Cabernet Sauvignon estates, wineries launched in the 1960s and 1970s in the wave of development that shaped the modern industry, are grappling with succession plans, either transferring ownership to the next generation or selling at elevated prices that seemed unthinkable 10 years ago.

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