Stolen Napa Valley wine found in North Carolina

Jan 23, 2015 11:06 AM by News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - More than $300,000 of world-class wine stolen from a famed Napa Valley, California restaurant has been found in a private cellar in North Carolina.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports that the wine was stolen on Christmas Day from the French Laundry in Yountville, Calif.

Napa County Sheriff's Capt. Doug Pike says it's still unclear how the 76 bottles of mainly rare French wine ended up in Greensboro.

No arrests have been made.

Pike says the stolen wine included bottles of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, where the winery owners use laser and digital technology on corks and capsules to curb counterfeiting and theft. A single bottle can cost up to $10,000. Screaming Eagle wines were also stolen.

Investigators are looking into the possibility that people connected to the restaurant stole the wine.


Information from: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

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