Winemakers know that every vintage is a crapshoot. There are so many ways to lose. If it's too cold in springtime, too hot in summer, too rainy at harvest time, the wine quality suffers. Sometimes, though, nature smiles, and a particular region hits the jackpot.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 30, 2003.
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