Daily Wine News: Impossible To Quantify

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 04-04-2013

Balance. Flickr, Spring Dew.

“Balance, elegance, complexity, sense of place and something impossible to quantify or even describe, that one might refer to as soul.” In Wine-Searcher, Tyler Colman chats with Jeremy Seysses, co-proprietor of Domaine Dujac. 

“The latest specimens from California and the Northwest are, at their best, downright lovely. They display the variety’s innately charming berry flavors with a bit less swagger.”Jon Bonné finds lots to love in domestic Grenache.  

In Wine Spectator, Suzanne Mustacich asks Jean-Guillaume Prats about his decision to leave Château Cos-d’Estournel. 

“He had a hell of a ride.” In the Napa Valley Register, a heartwarming piece on the Valley’s tribute to Jim Barrett. In Decanter, meanwhile, Courtney Humiston talks to Bo Barrett about his father’s legacy, the evolving style of California Chardonnay, and the history of Chateau Montelena. 

The Associated Press shares the highlights from Bill Koch’s lawsuit against Eric Greenberg. 

Antonio Galloni offers his first thoughts on Napa Valley’s 2012 vintage. 

In Washington Wine Report, Sean Sullivan criticizes Bloomberg writer John Mariani for his recent piece on the alcohol levels in (all) Washington wines. Elsewhere in Washington, Mike Veseth explores the state’s wines with imaginary guides David Schildknecht and Benjamin Lewin. 

Paolo Basso has been crowned the “Best Sommelier in the World.” 

Jameson Fink ponders Gruner Veltliner while strolling through New York’s High Line Park.  

Isaac James Baker discovers a California Syrah that “defies convention [and] expands consciousness.”

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