Kyle provides a preview of coming attractions in wine for the New Year (think 2014 Pinot Noirs from Oregon) along with the chatter involving comparative discussions about Bordeaux reds and California Cabernet.
“For as long as we have been doing this, there have been comparative discussions about Bordeaux reds and California Cabernet. A lot of that discourse centers on the fact that they are both essentially made from the same group of varietals. Inevitably the bantering arrives at which is better, and that becomes a much more parochial argument with those in whichever camp arguing their side. There is no middle ground. Folks who like big bold Cabernets and other weighty renditions of Bordeaux varietals as they are made in California will point to Bordeaux and say they are thin. Those in the Bordeaux camp will point to the ageability and complexity that Bordeaux has historically demonstrated, and call the Cali versions plodding and one dimensional.”