Warning! The word "geek" or the phrase "geek out" appears a lot in this review. Because I geeked out over a lot of stuff.
Just about every wine book I have has dated itself by honing in on specific vintages, which, years later, are no longer available, making the recommendations irrelevant. In manufacturing they call that planned obsolescence.
What that means is that the past few weeks have seen me immersed neck-deep in California wine. Figuratively speaking, of course.