This is cool-climate Cabernet, it has lift and bright fruit; it is stern but light on its feet. This is mountain Cabernet; the picture above is Stein’s Grand Cru Palmberg, where he planted a small bit of Cabernet in the early 1990s as a joke.
The common thread here is as disturbing as it is relevant, poignant. The same climate change that is affecting [the rest of the world], creating an ever-drier and hotter landscape prone to larger and larger fires has, in the Mosel, turned Stein’s “Cabernet joke” into a serious wine.
Obviously we, as a world community, have to do more. But this is a small, crazy something. Please join us and thank you so much.