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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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california vine cross with the same parentage as carnelian but released three years later in 1975. The state’s total acreage had fallen to less than 100 acres by 2011, all in the central san joaquin valley. It has viticultural advantages over Carnelian but no organoleptic distinction.