On the aforementioned subject of ditching, temporarily or otherwise, an ensuing and deemed inferior Vintage, we have had to make an adjustment on our most popular Oregon Pinot Noir. Selling-out recently of the 2011 we decided not to take on the much hotter example in 2012. That has forced us into taking the more expensive but thus higher Cuvée (Dundee Hills) to remain with the classic 2011.
With the mercury rising today & tomorrow of course the usual Provence Rosé suspects apply and indeed we even have Magnums of Château St-Baillon in the fridge in anticipation. However, my weekly rant begins not with thinking pink but with Spain and a fabulous summer white that I tried just yesterday. From the Penedès region, just abutting Barcelona, this deft white from a Family Estate since 1497 is a real delight.