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Ch. Chevre Merlot

Back in the 1980's I was a fan of a small Napa Valley winery called Ch. Chevre. they made Merlot (with some Cabernet Franc) and a small amount of Sauvignon Blanc. The last vintage was 1986, when a blight, powdery mildew if I recall, virtually wiped out their Merlot harvest. That was the end of the winery, but if I understand correctly, the blight didn't do long-term damage to the vines. If that's true, then someone has been buying some superb Merlot grapes. Is there any way to find out who? If the vineyard is still producing and someone is making Merlot from there, I'd love to get some
Answer From Expert Roger Bohmrich MW

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