For some Napa winemakers, bigger isn’t necessarily better

Yet while over-the-top defines Napa Valley, many winemakers are talking restraint. During a week in the valley, including at Premiere, I asked several winemakers to describe the current style of Napa cabernet sauvignon. Many said they are moving toward a more restrained, classical style of wine with moderate alcohol, the style that made Napa famous in the 1970s, and away from the fruit-forward blockbuster cult wines popular in the 1990s and 2000s.
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Published: March 10, 2015

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