S.F. Chron wine critic Jon Bonné writes a piece in a special section of Saveur about the emergence of a new generation and community of winemakers who are trying to change peoples' perceptions of California wines, which are not all hit-you-over-the-head, high-alcohol behemoths. "I discovered the emergence of a New California wine," he writes. "It's a style that is at once refined and experimental, derived from methods that are outward-looking but grounded, even traditional." The mag also has a story about modern-day California winemaking pioneers, one about the evolution of Cabernet, and a few reasons why California's terroir is so special.
The New California Wine [Saveur]
Today's Pioneers [Saveur]
Earlier: Sommeliers and Wine Geeks Alike Sing Praises of Low-Alcohol Wines [Grub Street]