Michel Rolland in Washington! Finally!

Posted on: February 5th, 2006 by

I had been joking about this for a while: Why isn’t Michel Roland making a wine here in Washington? He can just hop on a plan after leaving Staglin! Well, he has been here and has consulted on a Washington wine! The Long Shadows project is behind this and it’s going to be about a $50 bottle.

If you have seen Mondovino, Michel Rolland is portrayed as the villain of true wine. But just taste a 2000 Fontenil or a 2002 Staglin; these are awesome wines with a sense of place. Rolland is not homogenizing wines to his and/or Parker’s style. The Fontenil is definitely a right-bank Bordeaux and the Staglin is a plush Napa Cab, without question.

2 Responses

  1. Someone should make a wine that is intentionally “clowny.” The bottles could be shaped like different balloon animals, or the label could depict a smiling, evil clown.

    Could be a good side product for Yellow Tail.

  2. bathmate says:

    really a wonderful blog…


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