Caution Flag in the Loire
Tricky vintages in '06 & '07 mean hit-or-miss quality
Quick, what do Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir have in common? Answer: They're all grown in the vineyards along the Loire River, a waterway that courses 600 miles through changing terrains in central France before emptying into the Atlantic Ocean.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands April 20, 2009.