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After over three decades behind some of California's most praised wines, Bob Sessions had to step down. Lettie Teague looks at how he still influences Hanzell Vineyards

January 20, 2014

Bob Sessions, winemaker emeritus of Hanzell Vineyards in Sonoma, Calif., "forgot about wine," according to his wife, Jean Arnold Sessions. She didn't mean that, after more than 30 years of producing some of the most heralded Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays in California, her husband had abandoned his work, but that he literally no longer knew how to make wine