Unnatural selection? Extreme Sorting in Napa Valley

Whether on the vine, on the sorting table, or at the blending bench, winemakers have a number of ways of reducing the quantity of their production in the pursuit of higher quality. But as top-end producers in Napa push the severity of their selections to ever more extreme limits, Kelli White wonders if they might be going too far, sacrificing individuality, complexity, and balance for concentration, softness, and purity of fruit.
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Published: Aug. 26, 2015

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