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Hiccup in the Rhône

2008 gives the Rhône its toughest test since the 2002 vintage
James Molesworth
Issue: November 30, 2010

Know how to tell who the really good winemakers in a particular region are? Find the successful wines in a difficult year. Such is the case with the Rhône in 2008. This newly released vintage represents the Rhône's first stumbling block since the rain-ravaged 2002 harvest. Wine Spectator senior editor James Moleworth explains.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 9, 2010.

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