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Clare Tooley MW’s reports on the blind tasting of Chardonnays and Cabernets
On the busiest day of harvest 2021 in the Napa Valley, 5 October felt like a party. A birthday, an anniversary, the celebration of time, place and purpose. A cast of smiling characters, protagonists and audience all enjoying the Californian wines that challenged the myth of supremacy and became icons in the process.
The only person missing was the leading man himself, Steven Spurrier, who left us in March of this year. Although, of course, he was undeniably there with us at every happy moment.