Where can we expect a great vintage in 2007? Washington winemakers are talking it up as the next great thing (more on that later), Chablis appears to have had a blockbuster, and Parker says that 2007 is the new 2003 in Bordeaux, though he seems to be in the minority there. Parker also loves 2007 Southern Rhone, and I've had some good wines from there, though I think they're generally overripe and overly alcoholic. And what's up with that, anyway? Is global warming making it difficult to get phenolic ripeness with a reasonable sugar level? Will watering down become industry standard?
Just a few thoughts for a Friday night. No notes today; I'll try to work some out tomorrow. T has an amazing dinner planned for tomorrow evening. You'll hear all about it. I'd love some comments.