Now that Brian Loring is blogging over at the Wine Spectator, it has me wishing for other winemakers to jump into this blogging thing. Here are my picks for others who I’d like to see in the wine blogosphere:
Pax Mahle – Pax Cellars is among my favorite wineries but I’ve only tasted one of their wines. I know this sounds crazy but I don’t have the nerve to open any of the 2004 Pax wines now in my cellar. Pax Mahle makes the kind of terroir driven wines us wine geeks dream about mostly from cool climate Syrah grown throughout several California appellations. I’d like the story behind these wines and to get to know Pax a bit better.
Joel Peterson – I love Zinfandel and a good story and Joel knows both. As winemaker at Ravenswood he has gone from small producer to a pretty large brand making wines on two continents. I’d love to hear his story in either blog or podcast form.
Paul Draper – My favorite Zinfandels continue to come from Ridge and Paul has been at the helm of all of these wines. His short lived video podcast is among the best work in the genre and he only made one audio podcast. I’d like to hear or read more from him.
Duane Dappen – Duane is the winemaker at D-Cubed Cellars, my favorite Napa Valley Zinfandel specialist. From his uncompromising vineyard designated wines to his Napa blend, all deliver excellent value and I’m sure he’s got some great stories to tell.
I’m hoping at least one of these guys picks up my challenge.