How the American wine media portrays the 2010 harvest is critical
on 04/11/10 at 10:20 pmWine
I had the chance to meet with two pretty impressive wine minds this morning and an interesting topic emerged: How will the wine media in America portray the 2010 harvest/vintage in California/Napa/Sonoma?
Will they take the proper perspective, talk to numerous vintners and growers, take account of the different pace of ripenng for different varieties and give a balanced perspective?
Or will they undertake to paint with a brush so broad that upon speaking with one grower who described a difficult time or after looking only at one variety in one region or after tasting 4 two-month old barrel samples that don’t provide enough power decide the entire vintage is a bust?