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On Grenache… “If Grenache doesn’t get FULLY ripe, it holds no interest. One can make some skinny-ass Syrah, which is en vogue among some. Syrah under those conditions might still hold some odd interest. But that is not the case with Grenache.”
Every vintage offers surprises and 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape is no exception. There are some true gems with a few wines that are so good, they transcend the vintage.
2012 Chateauneuf du Pape wines are lush, forward, open, elegant, silky and stylish. They deserve to be tasted and enjoyed while waiting for some of the more recent big vintages to come around.
The warm jolt of heat and sunshine from September 1 seems to be continuing. September 2, Chateau d’Yquem began harvesting the grapes for their dry, white wine, Y. Several growers in Pessac Leognan are picking this week as well.
With the 2014 Bordeaux harvest set to kick into high gear, Alain Vautheir, best known as the owner of Chateau Ausone, along with Pauline Vauthier added to their portfolio of St. Emilion chateaux with the addition of Chateau La Clotte.
Jacques Boissenot is the most famous consultant in the Medoc you never heard of. Working with over 100 of the very top Bordeaux chateaux,including 4 First Growth estates, he preferred to remain in the background.
International Cabernet Sauvignon Day 2014 looks at Napa Valley wine in support of the earthquake ravaged community Californina wine making community.