Why Cool Matters in Wine with Wes Hagen, Clos Pepe

...and especially in :Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.  And Riesling, and Gewurtz and Nebbiolo, and Gruner, and....

Color and flavor emerge from hang time, and because we are not Europe, we have a different set of rules for winegrowing.  While Europe hopes for heat to get their fruit ripe, the New World, and especially California, enjoy a longer season, so we actually hope for cool.