Matt Kramer's new California wine : making sense of Napa Valley, Sonoma, Central Coast, and beyond

by Matt Kramer

Hardcover, 2004




Philadelphia : Running Press, c2004.


California has become the hottest wine producing area in the world, and it happened in less than 25 years. Now the acclaimed Wine Spectator columnist and critic Matt Kramer traces the dramatic progress of the California winemaking industry--the who, how, why, what, and where. No one is better equipped to provide insight into the ways in which West Coast vintners are working to create extraordinary wines, and to explain the myriad developments in character, quality, and technology that have taken place. Kramer's book provides the first comprehensive look at how new approaches to wine making have contributed to California's current high status in the world order of wine.

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LibraryThing member willyt
This is an updated version of a previous book. One of the important considerations in Kramer appreciating a wine was whether it reflected the terroir of the location. I liked the fact that he let you know why he appreciated or did not appreciate a wine.



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