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    Rethinking Pays Off – Opportunity 94 Points and Editor’s Selection

    Each bottle of Opportunity is the product of countless hours of study, experimentation, and tasting – all in pursuit of a style that best reflects our Valley’s terroir and traditions. Now this work is being recognized.

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    Livermore Valley

    Going Slow – The Secret to Great Wine

    It takes more than skill and fresh ingredients to make great wine – it also takes time. Read what we are doing to put ‘time’ back into our wines.

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    Livermore Valley

    Can a Rosé be Treacherous?

    Only a few years before Robert Parker, wines worth writing about were worth writing well about. We can read Salvador Dali describing a Burgundy as being “draped in all the fires,” or A.J. Liebling describing a Tavel rose as “enthusiasm held under restraint.” Could it be that this earlier era of wine criticism provides a better understanding of the wine in your glass? Let’s journey through 2500 years of wine criticism.

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    Livermore Valley

    Zinfandel – A Love Affair

    Each of our wines has a story, and Zinfandel is no exception. It is the story of a remarkable love affair born 135 years ago….

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