California – inter-generational tasting notes

Joel Peterson of Once & Future, Sonoma

Parents and children don't always agree but I met some who seem to and these wine reviews resulted. Read more about succession in the California wine scene this Saturday.

Family dynamics are always fascinating, and particularly so in wine production at the moment when there is such a marked tendency for the current generation to return to the ways of their grandparents, and to criticise those of the next generation up, accusing them of their over-reliance on technology and agrochemicals.

On my visit to California last February I was delighted to meet up with several inter-generational combinations apparently working in...