Some wine regions are so large--with such varied climates and weather conditions--that a single vintage rating could be more misleading than revealing. We tend to focus on regions or areas where the wines carry specific, delimited appellations. For example, a Chardonnay from Carneros will reflect more truly the localized character of the vintage than a Chardonnay carrying the broader California appellation, which may be sourced from several regions around the state.
Why don't you have a vintage chart for all of California (or Italy, or France...) as a whole? Print
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