“Ask professional wine buyers outside the state what their main holdup with California is, and taste is not the issue. Today, price is the sticking point.” Jon Bonné shares his opinion about whether California wine prices are too high in the San Francisco Chronicle.
In the New York Times, Eric Asimov is “grateful for the existence of St. Joseph,” and finds joy in wines that “capture the essence of St.-Joseph, a firm core of minerality wrapped in savory, peppery flavors of smoked meats, olives and herbs, with grace notes of violets and red and black fruits.”
According to Jane Anson in Decanter, “Olivier Bernard, owner of Domaine de Chevalier and Domaine de la Solitude in Pessac Léognan, is to vinify the oldest vine(s) growing in the Bordeaux region for the first time, with the 2015 harvest.”
Alder Yarrow calls the first vintage of Lodi Native Zinfandel wines “a revelation.”
In Vinous, Joel Payne shares the first part of his Austria 2013 vintage report.
Michelle Locke explores “The Quixote Quest of Carlos Falcó” in Palate Press.
In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre catches up with Virginia winemakers to discuss the 2015 vintage.
Grape Collective chats with “The King of Value,” Daniel Pi of Trapiche in Mendoza, Argentina.