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Fanucci named 'Top Young Winemaker'

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David Robert Fanucci of St. Helena’s Charter Oak Winery was named the “Top Young Winemaker” during the Next Gen Wine Competition for Millennial Wine Buyers in Santa Rosa recently.

His Sonoma Valley Monte Rosso Vineyard 2007 Zinfandel took “Best of Show” at the competition, among nearly 750 other wines. 

The competition offered two divisions, the Open Division, in which any wine could be entered, and the “Young Winemaker’s Challenge,” which was limited to wines made by winemakers ages 21-35.

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