Striking a Balance
Has the ultraripe style gone too far?
Wine lovers around the globe adore the bold fruit flavors that result from very ripe grapes. Many of the most acclaimed modern wines—from Bordeaux to Tuscany, Napa Valley to Australia—have succeeded by pushing the boundaries of ripeness, displaying powerful styles that have proven wildly popular.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands April 23, 2008.