The Official Wine Thread - Page 1042
You sure? If you're a typical US wine drinker you've probably never heard of Mourvedre, or if you have, it's in a GSM type style blend. Do you think this person is more likely to pull a Bandol 100% Mourvedre or a Parker 92 point Cab blend?
I'm not saying it is either bad nor good. I am saying it is the perfect example of formerly uniquely styled wines based on a locality chasing the "international style."
I don't see super Tuscans as chasing an international style, it was more about avoiding some prettying obscure rules that stifled evolution. In the hands of the right makers thy may have lost DOCG linguini lite but they made even better wines. There are many DOCG qualified badly made wines.
I fell in love with the Willamette Valley while living in Seattle. They have great wines that drink like a wine 3x their price.
If you pronounce it wrong "william-ette" they correct you with "it's Willamette, dammit".
If I where going to bring a couple of bottles of US made wine to a friend in Europe, I would bring one of the WV pinots for sure!