Prefacing a tasting of young and old California wines, Wine Spectator senior editor James Laube took a proactive approach by acknowledging the 800-pound gorilla that had recently left the stage: "I don't know that [the California winemakers] should try to outdo the Bordeaux we tasted this morning, but it gives us a reference point.
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