“The best part of the modern wine writing world is the ability to engage with each other. Heimoff has decided that silencing his critics, and going backwards at the same time, is more important than continuing down the path towards progress in democratizing wine.” Kyle Schlachter isn’t happy with Steve Heimoff.
“Personally, I think the moderation of the CA fruit and Loire funk make Colorado cabernet franc some of the tastiest and most balanced examples of this variety anywhere in the world.” In a separate post, Schlachter explains why he’s so excited about Franc, Colorado’s Cabernet.
“For these producers, balance is not static but kinetic, like one of Pollock’s paintings or Calder’s mobiles — wildly turbulent, even as they stand perfectly still.” Patrick Comiskey praises the producers who took part in this year’s In Pursuit of Balance tastings.
In Palate Press, L.M. Archer writes a brief history of Paso Robles Wine Country.
In beer news, Brooklyn Brewery is headed to France.