Few of us at Wine Spectator figured a California Pinot Noir would ever end up as a Wine of the Year. But Pinot's ascent, which began to take shape a decade ago, represents a seismic shift in redefining California's wine landscape. Other lesser-known grapes, once obscure or dismissed as inferior, are making important gains too, adding to the excitement.
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