Thanks for sharing. I found it VERY interesting and I already appreciate Cathy’s wines from hearing about them on the previous WD site. I really can’t afford to buy her wines but maybe someday we’ll be blessed to see some kind of deal on here and can share some exceptional (or as they’ve been called “black tie”) wines!
@ScottW58 I thoroughly enjoyed this interview with Cathy. Those who were with us on the original 2008 rpm Magical History Tour, or the 2012 Cabernet Seminar Advanced rpm Tour, may note that Cathy seems to have come around to my way of thinking that the first mature ‘sweet spot’ is rarely early than age 10 (she talked about that with the 2010 she was drinking). She also talked about the wines coming in and out over time from 10-20+, -30+ in great vintages. You may recall she liked the wines at 6-8 when we all first tasted with her, and that I was the advocate of waiting until 10 after the initial fruit driven (not fruit forward) initial phase before they went to sleep. I haven’t talked with Cathy in a while, but I must say I feel vindicated that her understanding of Cabernet has evolved to be much closer to the views I have been advocating here and on the other side since 2007 (and actually since the early '60s when I first tasted the wines from the '30s and '40s).
I have 2 bottles of the 2014 Kronos from WW. If I understand Cathy’s comments, a drinking window should open in 2022 - 2024. Her website does not say, but some of the reviews indicate 2024-2025 and beyond. Anyone have a different takeaway?
@ScottW58 I watched that the other day. He thinks about wine growing very differently than many!
I was surprised Antonio didn’t get into the control Andy asserts over all aspects of the growing. It was interesting how Andy “vets” purchasers of his grapes, too. Very brand-conscious.
What I liked is when he said in the early 70’s it was all about the winemaker and with him running a farming company he bought up what he knew were great vineyards that grew the best grapes for a song…well in today’s prices anyways.