A Pleasant Surprise

California vintners overcome a difficult 2008 to make elegant Pinot Noirs
James Laube
Issue: September 30, 2010

Golden State Pinot Noir producers aren't likely to be clamoring for another growing season like 2008. No thank you, they'll pass. A hard spring frost-the worst in decades-damaged many vineyards, and the growing season stumbled off to an uneven start on account of the cold weather. The summer had its difficulties as well, with smoke from forest fires plaguing most regions.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands August 24, 2010.

To continue reading this page, become a WineSpectator.com member today!

Do you have a Wine Spectator magazine subscription? Save 50% on your Online Membership right now!


Already a member?

  |  Forgot Password?

By clicking "Log In" you agree to the Terms and Conditions of WineSpectator.com

MEMBER LOGIN

= members only

Keep me logged in      Forgot Password?

Free Email Newsletters

Sips & Tips | Wine & Healthy Living
Video Theater | Collecting & Auctions

» View samples
» Or sign up now!
» Manage my newsletter preferences

Classifieds

The marketplace for all your wine needs, including:

Wine Storage | Wine Clubs
Dining & Travel | Wine Auctions
Wine Shops | Wine Accessories