Wine needs a Nordic Food Lab. A big box full of cool things that isn't expected to produce anything in particular, and that throws off cool ideas and new knowledge because they couldn't really not do so.
The people at Jordan say that 2013 was a pretty perfect vintage for chardonnay.
Knob Creek has stayed true to its signature style with this Single Barrel Reserve.
Over all, this seems to be a vintage where there is plenty of fruit as a component, also nice lively acidity, and some structure: wines that will be bright and very good to drink in a relatively few years, and may not age as well as other vintages.
Until now national initiatives for sustainable agriculture in France have had little following. So why did Champagne invest so heavily in its own sustainable labelling?