Turrentine Brokerage has predicted a shortage of cabernet sauvignon from Sonoma County, Calif., as demand surpasses supply. The firm says that while rising demand may spur interest in planting the variety, producers face high costs, lack of vineyard space and rising environmental regulations, resulting in fewer plantings of the increasingly popular red varietal. "Sonoma County brands will need to be very focused on maintaining or elevating quality and ratings as they try to justify price increases necessitated by increasing grape prices," said Turrentine President Steve Fredricks.

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