Weak Economy Energizing Second Labels?

chile
 

Very interesting article by Paul Franson in the Napa ‘valley Register about wineries creating more ‘second wines’ to sell to people who can no longer afford to pay very high prices for icon wines. The grapes are culled from less desirable vineyard blocks, or less expensive barrels (or oak chips) may be used to keep the prices down.

Some producers are open about their second wines, others try to distance themselves from the wines.
 

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