Not finished yet. I've always had a negative attitude towards American wines and palates, and particularly against California. Some bad early experiences that shut down my interest. This is the wrong approach. I'm rectifying it.
You can't call yourself a wine lover if you ignore entire swaths of the New World. I keep telling others that, so why can't I practice my own philosophy? I declare, from this day forward, to conscientiously search out and taste Californian wines.
Paso Robles syrah, Carneros chardonnay and sparkling wines, Russian River Valley pinot noirs, and Ridge wines. There's a huge variety, and unless I taste my way through all the AVA's, how can I form a credible opinion?
This week's release will be a good start.