Rain in the Rhône

Though the 2002 vintage was largely a washout, 2003 promises better wines to come
James Molesworth
Issue: August 31, 2004

The momentum built by France's Rhône Valley during its terrific four-vintage run from 1998 through 2001 stalled in 2002, when harvest rains wiped out much of the region's red wine production. Fortunately, it's just a pause.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands August 31, 2004.

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