It was there that Sloan tasted the classics of California Pinot: Calera, Joseph Swan, Williams-Selyem, Dehlinger and Mount Eden, all passion projects devoted to small-production wines of place, with Burgundy as inspiration.
“Pinot is the best wine I’ve ever tasted, and also the worst wine,” says Sloan. “There’s not this great middle ground. The iconic California classics aged beautifully and went well with food, but what I noticed about the great French wines from Burgundy was a difference in concentration. The best wines had better concentration.”
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