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New wave of energentic winemakers – New York Times

We are humbled and proud to be on this short list complied by Eric Asimov of inspiring vintners leading the California wine renaissance. And that is the Broken Leg Vineyard Syrah (The Recluse) block behind us!

….”A new wave of energetic California winemakers has helped to push stylistic boundaries while bringing more attention to older producers who had been considered behind the times or out of fashion. These newer producers have been shaped by the same worldwide diversity of wines as their audience. They have been inspired not just by Bordeaux and Burgundy, Napa Valley and a neighboring producer whose wines received 100-point scores. Instead, they’ve looked to the traditions of northeastern Italy and the Jura, of Galicia and Sicily, of the Rhône Valley, Slovenia and many other lesser-known regions that make this moment so exciting for wine lovers.Their aim is not to slavishly copy these wines, but to be loyal to their inspirations while reflecting their California origins.  Read the article here http://www.nytimes.com/

Eric Asimov June 19, 2013
The Pour,  New York Times