Star American Winemakers
"I give the wine the freedom to do its own thing," Andrew Mariani says. Part of this includes allowing the wild yeasts that live on the grapes to start the fermentation process, instead of adding commercial yeasts: "There are something like 300 strains of yeast in a fermentation vat as soon as you put the grapes in."
Bottle to seek out: Silky 2007 Scribe Cabernet Sauvignon
Pairing: Grilled Lamb Shwarma
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Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.