Ironically, the Big Wines that result from a call for 'No Wimpy Wines' actually are wimpier than wines of better balance.
America (Country Appellation)
The Paradox of Unwimpy Wines:
Why Less is More
''In the quest to avoid what is seen as wimpiness, winemakers race past that sublime spot where it’s possible to make distinctiveness and regionality a positive factor. Cabernet Sauvignon is thus harvested so late that the resulting wine tastes as much like over-ripe prune juice as it does Syrah.''
August 7, 2007
ine lovers seeking a more exciting wine than the “same old” thing should be thrilled with the results of the 2005 and 2006 harvests from California, partially because they deliver wines with a bit more of the mineral-y character that soil contributes to wine, and partially because acid levels are slightly higher than in past vintages.