Old world vs New World generalizations


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Old world vs New World generalizations

bobby06877 | Mar 2, 2007 12:04 PM

In the few months that I have been following this board, the one thing I have heard repeatedly is to avoid broad generalizations, very common among us newcomers. I think I now understand why. In the past, I had made some comments that my wife and I preferred OW wines over NW, based on our relatively limited experiences with both. We much preferred a white burgundy over its NW counterpart and preferred the wines of France and Italy over California wines. I just assumed that this would not change. Well, my attitude was changed last night. We opened up a bottle of Pinot Noir from Foley Estates. It was a 2005 Rancho Santa Rosa from the Santa Rita Hills. We were not really expecting much until my wife took her first sip and said "Wow, this is amazing!". It was a great wine, with a terrific fragrance and one of the best we have tasted. Now I have to throw out all my generalizations. This journey of exploration is getting fun. Any recommendations for other Pinot Noirs?

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