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On "A Cult Worth Joining"

Photo by: Greg Gorman

Posted: Nov 3, 2006 2:57pm ET

If you get a chance, check out today’s Wall Street Journal and their wine columnists’ review of Napa’s cult Cabernets ("A Cult Worth Joining").

I enjoy reading Dorothy J. Gaiter’s and John Brecher’s weekly column, "Tastings," and today they report on their experience with Napa’s rarest and most expensive wines.

I won’t spoil the fun of their findings—they got most of them right and handed out a couple of tough reviews. My only disappointment is that they didn’t taste the way they usually do—blind.

They tasted these wines knowing full well what they were and what they cost.

I’m sure they’ll go back to their old ways next time. And next year if they revisit the cults, I’m hoping they do so blind and with a ringer or two.

Read James Laube's report on California Cabernet in the Nov. 15, 2006, issue of Wine Spectator.

Colin Haggerty
La Jolla, California —  November 4, 2006 12:34am ET
I couldn't agree more. Personal bias is the main ingredient to an inaccurate tasting note. Blind tasting should always be the norm.
Susan Aventi
Las Vegas NV —  November 12, 2006 7:04pm ET
hey hey hey, please remember Dottie & John are Journalists. They don't taste the First Growths blind, either.Let's allow them to do more than "report" now & again. Opinions are FUN!I just hope they reply to your blog, James, you know... Iron Wine Writers!allez cuisine!

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