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Antinori’s Antica Napa Valley Venture Reaches Critical Mass

Italy’s Antinori family released the first estate wines from Antica Napa Valley, its property in the Atlas Peak AVA, in 2007. Since then, the company has invested aggressively in Antica’s vineyards, growing production from about 1,600 cases the first year to its current 10,000 cases, focused on estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. The Antica wines, which thus far have garnered scores in the high 80s and low 90s from Wine Spectator, are distributed in the U.S. by Antinori partner Ste. Michelle Wine Estates (Ste. Michelle also handles Antinori’s Italian wines in the U.S., and the two companies are joint venture partners in Napa Valley’s Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars and Washington’s Col Solare). SND recently interviewed Antinori California estate manager Glenn Salva to find out where the Antica Napa business is headed. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 24, 2016