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Vintage Analysis: Northern Rhône 2003 and 2004

Both vintages offer high quality, but in divergent styles
James Molesworth
Posted: December 6, 2005

Red and white wines from the 2003 and 2004 vintages in France's Northern Rhône Valley provide a study in contrasts. While both are high quality, their styles are radically different. The '03s are products of heat and drought, offering an opulence that is uncharacteristic for the region.

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