Researcher: Carole Meridith
An academic who solved some of wine's biggest puzzles
Issue: November 15, 2004
As one of the preeminent grapevine geneticists in the world, Carole Meredith has uncovered the parentage of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Syrah; cleared up cases of mistaken identity in California's vineyards; and traced the historically mysterious heritage of Zinfandel, one of the state's signature grapes.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 15, 2004.