From left, Sam, Stu and Charlie Smith, with a newly arrived load of cabernet sauvignon grapes.
From left, Sam, Stu and Charlie Smith, with a newly arrived load of cabernet sauvignon grapes. Mike Dunne
From left, Sam, Stu and Charlie Smith, with a newly arrived load of cabernet sauvignon grapes. Mike Dunne
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Mike Dunne is a freelance wine writer, wine judge and consultant who divides his time between Sacramento and San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur. He is a former food editor, wine columnist and restaurant critic of The Sacramento Bee and continues to write a biweekly wine column for The Bee. Reach him by email.