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Napa's Long Meadow makes major Rutherford land acquisition

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  1. Jason, do you happen to know whose property this was? The article doesn't say. This is assuming you have time to reply given the amount of time it must be taking to keep up with the current threads with Robert Lauriston. Props to you and marialorraine. Those are very interesting topics, but............ sheesh!!!

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    1. re: Midlife

      Yes, well . . .

      'nuf said! ;^)

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      I haven't had a chance to find out specifically, but I probably will this weekend when I go up to Napa to visit some friends. I'll post as soon as I know.

      1. re: Midlife

        LMR bought the San Mateo Ranch, which was owned by Henry Schlangen And Dave Berry. That ranch was known for its Sauvignon Blanc and had that vineyard designate on the label. LMR bought land both to the north and south of previous property holdings at 1976 St. Helena Highway, to make a 90-acre contiguous parcel. Some of the new land will be used for food farming (non-viticultural use) to supply the LMR restaurant(s).

        You can Google Henry Schlangen And Dave Berry to read more.

        1. re: maria lorraine

          Thought you'd know -- thanks ML.

        2. re: Midlife

          That's funny, midlife. There's a rule in debate that says one must determine if one's opponent is an unreasonable "impossible debater."

          1. re: maria lorraine

            And when one finds in the affirmative, one.......... ???? As I said...... props! I guess the "unreasonable" is the turning point. Steadfast bull-dogging on a POV is not necessarily unreasonable, but it can be tiring.

        3. This seems like a substanstial investment in Sauvignon Blanc especially if the dedicated white wine facility is built. Or maybe this isn't about SB...

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          1. re: ellaystingray

            Seems curious, doesn't it? Yet that vineyard was the source of the LMR SB that has garnered them high reviews.