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New Wines, New Faces: August West

For making top-class California Pinot Noir, three heads are better than one
Eric Arnold
Posted: October 21, 2005

Who: August West is a three-way partnership between Gary Franscioni, 51, owner of Rosella's Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands; Howard Graham, 58, a restaurateur and owner of Graham Family Vineyard in Sonoma County; and winemaker Ed Kurtzman, 41, who also makes the wine for Freeman and Fort Ross.

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