Friday, June 13, 2008


1. I see "District 4" on the label. What does that mean?
Good Question! The state of California has 17 separate districts set up to track average grape prices. Grape growers use these averages to set their prices every year. District 4 is Napa Valley where 2007's average price for Cabernet Sauvignon was $ 4143.14 per ton. Compare Napa Valley to District 13's (Fresno) average of $260.81 and you can see that quality doesn't come cheap. Cabernet in Napa costs 16 times more than Fresno. (Ouch)

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