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by Fred McMillin
Then it was off to see the Sangiovese vines that produced the major component of that Chianti. This was twenty years ago. Little did we know that today we could get a California wine made from cuttings of those same vines. And here it is...
Wine of the Day
1996 Atlas Peak Sangiovese, Napa Valley
Atlas Peak really got the Sangiovese varietal rolling in California. When they planted those 120 acres in 1986, there weren't ten Golden State vintners growing the grape. Today there are over a hundred!
Note: For more about the Florence connection, see the Feb. 10, 1999 WineDay titled "Atlas Peak Ain't Meek."
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