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Food & Wine Lists Gavin Chanin Among New California Winemakers in Debate on Wine Style

Food & Wine Lists Gavin Chanin Among New California Winemakers in Debate on Wine Style

Gavin is mentioned in an interesting article by Food & Wine Magazine’s wine editor Ray Isle, which discusses the debate between robust wines versus restrained wines. You can read the whole article online here.

 

“…In addition to the shift away from supercharged wines on restaurant wine lists, there’s been a wave of unoaked, lighter-style Chardonnays from New World regions like California and Australia. Also, a growing number of California winemakers, from famous names such as Ted Lemon at Littorai and Cathy Corison at her eponymous winery to up-and-comers like Gavin Chanin at Chanin Wine Co. and Matthew Rorick at Forlorn Hope, are focusing on a more nuanced, restrained style. And several acclaimed winemakers have overtly disavowed the big, rich style, changing their winemaking approach fairly dramatically, including Adam Tolmach at Ojai and Wells Guthrie at Copain….”