The last few years have been kind to the California wine industry. A multi-year drought notwithstanding, vintners have been blessed with a string of good vintages. At the same time, a reasonably healthy economy has consumers trading up and buying more expensive wines on a regular basis. California vintages often are judged through the lens of Napa and Sonoma, particularly Napa and Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon. But winemakers up and down the state who make wines ranging from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to Syrah and Zinfandel report that the past several vintages have been good, especially those since , which was troublesome in several areas.
Chile: Red Wines | Vintage Charts
The grape in this one is Plavina which is a child of Tribidag Zinfandel and Verdeca. It grows in the coastal areas of Croatia. Ruby in color, mostly clear but a bit flat. The nose has cherries and a touch of barnyard.
How the Tuscany 2018 vintage is shaping up
You think to yourself, what does this year printed on the label actually mean? Does it represent the year the grapes were harvested, or the year the wine was released on the market? And why should you care?
Only keep wines you love with our Society's Promise. Over wines handpicked by our buyers. Wine vintage charts are broad-brush generalisations, based on regional weather conditions leading up to, and during the harvest and should be considered in context. Gifted growers often make excellent wine in lesser vintages, just as, in outstanding years, mediocrity can prove a stronger force even than Mother Nature.