When it comes to vintages, vintners usually love the one they're with.
"It's the best wine I've ever made," a winemaker told me yesterday, while pouring his 2008 Cabernets. A year ago, 2007 was his best, and before that, 2006.
It stands to reason that with any new vintage, say 2010, for example, a winemaker has spent a year grooming his vines for harvest. And then when the grapes are picked and crushed, particularly if it's under adverse conditions, it's no wonder most marvel at what they've accomplished.
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