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Tag Archives: Late harvest wine

• Rain “ruins” promising 2011 Californian vintage

Rain “ruins” promising 2011 Californian vintage

A series of rain storms in California have potentially ruined a late but promising vintage. Although the sun has returned for the moment, various producers have said that the situation “sucks” and is “not for the faint of heart”. Winemakers Dennis Martin at Fetzer and David Graves of Saintsbury both told The Wine Spectator that […]

• Late harvest could yield superior U.S. wines

Late harvest could yield superior U.S. wines

Despite a late harvest in the Sonoma region of California and heavy rains that tore through vineyards, California wine makers expect this year’s grapes to yield superior wines. Like other grape growers in the region Saralee Kunde is coping with the impact of the delayed harvest because of the above average rainfall and cool summer […]

• The San Francisco Chronicle Recommends: German Riesling

The San Francisco Chronicle Recommends: German Riesling

The 2009 Rieslings are just now arriving in the market, so many of these wines will be appearing during the course of the month. In our tasting of about 50 wines, we primarily focused on Kabinett- and Spatlese-level bottles, both dry and sweet, which are the most approachable in the near term. That said, 2009’s […]