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A New Leaf in Livermore

At Steven Kent Winery, Steven Mirassou Jr. helps lift an undersung region to new heights
Ben O'Donnell
Issue: November 15, 2014

By 2007, Steven Kent Mirassou Jr. was charting a course toward making the finest expression of Bordeaux-style wine possible in California's oft-overlooked Livermore Valley. With that vintage, he launched a Cabernet-dominated blend called Lineage. Wine Spectator's lead California taster, James Laube, lauded it as "one of the best wines ever from Livermore Valley," at 91 points. As Mirassou has fine-tuned his blend, it's only gotten better. But the Mirassou story begins 160 years earlier. Ben O'Donnell reports.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands October 22, 2014.

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