The pothole that was the 2002 vintage (for reds) hasn't derailed the Rhône machine—both 2003 and the just-harvested 2004 vintage are very promising. With the momentum created by the 1998 to 2001 harvests, this region is set to continue its recent rise to power.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands January 31, 2005.
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