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"walter xu" Discussed on I'll Drink to That! Talking Wine with Levi Dalton

I'll Drink to That! Talking Wine with Levi Dalton

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"walter xu" Discussed on I'll Drink to That! Talking Wine with Levi Dalton

"I thought is if you know bad why then you really no good wide that in i took his seminar threeday seminar davis and that's it but i you know i got to do everything i ran the bottling line you know you name it in the winery and i did it and i think that's really important for winemakers were i don't know if enough young winemakers get that kind of experience anymore they have a davis degree or civil biz bowler fresno degree and i think they come in seeing themselves as a knowledge is winemakers and it takes more than that to me so you're there in the 80s and that's actually physically closed though like bv and so the rice eli guys like telephone are eligible was working with couple at the time and i lived on the bomb lane so we see a mahat a he was still around joe heights was around all that old school a walter xu we had an opportunity to listen to these guys you know we're young guys and we thought we knew everything but but when you finally calmed down of listened to what these guys are telling you it's pretty amazing so waters sugar been benon phelps for a while he was there original winemaker and we talked at length about why the old winds had phelps were 125 twelve nine alcohol in it's because they wouldn't ripen they were all they were disease maybe not the right route stock to right would and so they fought for ripeness which they've always done in bordeaux and then as a more recent years we start switching to faster maturing clones and that's not what we need in napa valley we can you know we get a year like eleven we go jeez we wish we would have had a faster ripening clone but as a general thing no we want something a little scour whose to me the whole deal is physiological ripeness it's not sugar and it takes time where did your palace start to go in the 80s and the warriors drinking well you know i grew up back baqi who lived in boston and stuff like that so i was french wine drinker french.

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"walter xu" Discussed on I'll Drink to That! Talking Wine with Levi Dalton

I'll Drink to That! Talking Wine with Levi Dalton

01:40 min | 3 years ago

"walter xu" Discussed on I'll Drink to That! Talking Wine with Levi Dalton

"Had been introduced in california it was a very good wine from the get go but more importantly it really did capture people's imagination so by the mid70s there's for ideally labelled serag in california this coming out at a commercial level yes the first commercial serag in the modern era is 1974 in its joseph phelps vineyards by all accounts it is a pretty miserable wine the vineyard that it drew from within the napa valley it looked on paper like it would have been a good location for serag but it was barely close to the napa river it was a heavy claybased soil the vines never really did all that well they were terribly virus and walter xu the men who made that wind told me that it never colored up that the vines were losing their leaves well before he harvested and even when he did harvest it never really got two more than a dark resilient color um ten and a half percent alcohol did just doesn't sound like anything that we no one think of as serag for the next fifteen or twenty years they beat their head against not just this vineyard but vineyards that they subsequently planted down valley as they tried to kind of get after some of the elusive character of the vine that they loved in french sir us they kept on looking for what they called the pepper they wanted a wind that was really showing that brittan known aromatic quality and.

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