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Napa Valley’s Petite Conversion

The valley’s legacy grape makes a comeback

Let’s say a Mount Veeder red from 1975, or a Freemark Abbey from the middle ’70s, an ’80s-era York Creek from Ridge, or a ’68 Souverain.

Your expectations are modest, but without fail the wine astonishes, still full of tension and grace, giving off aromas of cedar and tanbark, dried…

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This story appears in the print issue of February 2013.
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