Heard Through The Vine
By: Chris Mercer, Decanter, April 14, 2014
French luxury goods group LVMH has acquired the vast majority of one of Burgundy’s oldest grand cru vineyards, Clos des Lambrays, for an undisclosed fee. LVMH owner Bernard Arnault has added 8.66 hectares of Clos des Lambrays (pictured) to his fine wine empire, which already includes Krug and Dom Perignon Champagne, plus Chateau d’Yquem and Cheval Blanc in Bordeaux.
Harlan Estate, owned by Bill Harlan, is located in the western hills of Oakville. Harlan is known for its commitment to creating a wine that is a California "First Growth," on par with those of the old world. The entire estate consists of 240 acres, including a homestead and plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.