Quote: “Tolerance for Surprise”

Picture:  2015 Sancerre Rouge at Chloe – an enjoyable surprise.

“Vintages vary, at least in many of the Old World’s uncertain climates, and the crisp wine you liked this year could be voluptuous wine next year.  Different growers with adjacent parcels in the same vineyard will make different-tasting wine.  It isn’t total chaos – there are threads of consistency running through artisanal wines—but to appreciate these wines you need a tolerance for surprise.” – Terry Theise, Reading between the Wines.