Slim Pickings for California Pinot Noir
More single-vineyard wines at higher prices mark the mixed 2000 vintage
Issue: September 15, 2002
California's Pinot Noir boom continues, driven not only by a surge in new names but by a proliferation of single-vineyard wines. In the past year, I tasted more single-vineyard Pinots than I have in any previous year, a fact that reflects winemakers' efforts to identify vineyards that are able to produce distinctive wines.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands September 15, 2002.