Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir
15 Sep 2006 by JR
Linda Murphy writes: Generally, Americans love wines that are rich, ripe and concentrated, and we’re derided for that.   But can you blame us? Think about it. We drink locally - mostly from California - because these are the first wines we taste, the ones made from grapes grown in our backyards, the ones dominating shelves of the stores in which we shop. Find me a Bordeaux native whose first taste of wine was Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and I’ll lick his or her boots.   We become accustomed to the California taste, the weight of the wine, its ripeness, its texture, and yes, the relatively...

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