Good Things Come to Those Who Wait
After four tough years in France's Loire Valley, the fine 2002 vintage begins to arrive
Imagine the characteristics of your dream wine region. Would it produce red, white and sweet wines from a variety of different grapes? Would the wines be ageable and food-friendly? Would prices be low? France's Loire Valley has all of that -- and after a tough stretch of vintages from 1998 through 2001, wines from the potentially outstanding 2002 vintage are now arriving in U.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands August 31, 2003.