Rahsaan wrote:More seriously, how many stellar world-class 100% grenache wines do you find in CDP? Everyone agrees that Bordeaux wine can be excellent but nobody is nominating petit verdot for world class grape status. Same thing for Champagne and pinot meunier, Cote Rotie and viognier, etc. (Admittedly the percentages are a little different).
How many stellar world-class 100% cabernet wines do you find in Bordeaux? OK, maybe you find them in California. As I said, I wont argue with those who want to disqualify Grenache because it is blended in C-du-P, but it is the dominant grape in many stellar world-class wines.
Rahsaan wrote:Still, I think grenache is similar to gamay, sauvignon blanc, mourvedre, barbera, and many other grapes in that certain people will like certain wines from certain producers and certain terroirs but they are not going to display the same heights as the greats.
Here we just have to agree to disagree. I may be in the minority, but based on my personal preferences, plenty of C-du-P display the same heights as the greats. They ARE the greats.