California Syrah Producers Debate How Ripe is Too Ripe
by Stan Hock
Jul 2004 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Steve Edmunds has been making wine in California from Rhône Valley varieties for nearly 20 years, and was one of the founders of the state's now-flourishing Rhône Ranger movement. Based in Berkeley, this artisan producer of Syrah and southern Rhône-style blends of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre is an ardent fan of the eloquent expression of "terroir" found in Rhône Valley reds.That's why he wrote a letter to Wine Spectator earlier this year after the magazine published a cover story on Syrah enti...
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