Issue: January 31, 2002
The 1990s were largely unkind to Rhône Valley vintners. Nature punished this sprawling winegrowing region, France's second largest after Bordeaux, with a string of unexciting vintages. Fortunately for collectors, however, the decade started and ended with classic years.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands January 31, 2002.