Napa – Then and Now - Napa Valley Wine AcademyIt's an amazing book, written by a very likable person. I met her in Stockholm, earlier this year, when she was promoting her book over here, and she was so generous with her valuable time. Hell, she even paid for drinks… I hope to meet her again sometime! While many California wines have shown over the decades that they can age exceptionally well, do you think the same will be said 20 or 30 years from now about today's high-alcohol, heavily oaked, low-acid releases, in particular Napa Valley cabernet sauvignons and Bordeaux-inspired blends? Granted, a stylistically correction looks to be under way, but the ageability of the more robust reds out of California from the past decade or so could set back the dawning perception that the state's wines can evolve quite melodiously. It was a little jarring to hear you be so nice but I would concur about Kelli's book, I left mine out on the dining room table and came home to the table sprouting cover crop! So much for terrior!
Napa Valley Then & Now
I have no connection to the author. Looking forward to reading it. When I typed her name and the book, I saw Antonio had hosted a private dinner to celebrate the launching of the book by pouring expensive old Napa Cabs. Log in to Reply?
Natural ferments were viewed somewhere between mysterious and an anathema to be avoided at all costs. It's absurd. I thought you were short-sheeted. Q: WOW.
So many of us are new to the valley, this post offers a snapshot into the concerns and realities of the not-so-distant past. Summer and the Paris Tasting. The repeal of prohibition was just 43 years before. Dry table wines had only been outselling fortified sweet jug wines in the U. For most Americans, fine wine—and fine dining for that matter—was about as remote as the Dog Star. The very thought that California wines could ever share the stage with top French bottlings seemed to be fantasy. The tasting changed everything, with California wines judged superior to Grand Cru Burgundy and classified growth Bordeaux by a panel of French judges.
Carolyn L. As for reviews of books no one has written, I pen a blog that no one reads. If you read only one wine book this year, I did the only objective thing--I didn't write them. Instead, the inspired and lovingly written Napa Valley should be it.
So yes I decant the majority of older Cabernet Sauvignons. It's piqued my interest as a gift and I'm curious to look at it myself. I'm available In short, this is a singular.
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