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Geneticist take on butterscotch

By Jessica Yadegaran
Friday, November 10th, 2006 at 12:58 pm in Uncategorized.

So I talked to Carole Meredith, the retired geneticist now at Lagier-Meredith in Napa. She knows more about obsure varietals than anyone. She said the butterscotch grape is most likely wild or a seedling of another grape. If Olde Lockeford wishes, they can send a sample to UC Davis for testing, to determine exactly what it is, and maybe even get to name it! I’d do that, but I think Mr. Litchfield, the winemaker, has his hands pretty full, what with running Vino Piazza and all. It’s his brainchild, and it’s fantastic. 

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