Experts Stocking Up on 2012 Washington Wines
Local wine collectors are buying as much of the 2012 vintage as they can afford. It's not just great-tasting, but expected to age very well.
While Washington vintages have been grabbing attention from around the world for several years, experts say the weather and precipitation gives each individual year pros and cons... except 2012. There's a lot to love about 2012 they say.
Although it's likely hyperbole, one expert is saying it might be a one-in-a-hundred year.
2000-2009 all pretty much tasted the same due to consistent weather patterns. Since then irregular weather, like last year's drought and this year's rainy winter, have created big differences in vintages.
If you're a collector, buy wines that age well. If you're not, buy everything.