"2016 is something totally new. We don't have words for it yet. When you pour the wine and see its color, it's so dark. But then the wine is so fresh, the tannins so integrated. We don't know why, but it's doing its thing."—Mounir Saouma
In Memoriam: Ulises Valdez, Top Vineyard Manager; Kent Rosenblum, Zinfandel Champion; Giuseppe Rinaldi, Barolo Stalwart
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