A few weeks ago, I spent a whole week thinking about Bordeaux. For 3 days, I tasted through the 2016 vintage as it seemed the whole of Bordeaux descended on New York City. I’d like to offer my thoughts on the vintage.
You want a wine which is singing, right out of the gate, you need to find the old-school growers who have been in Napa for 30+ years and have top grapes to sell. The great secret is that these growers, who mostly make their living selling their crop, almost always produce a tiny quantity of wines on the side.