I’m calling bullshit.
I don’t really care whether James Laube likes Shafer One Point Five. For that matter, I don’t personally care what Laube thinks about any wine. His palate and mine clearly favor different styles.
But when it comes to the viability of wine in the marketplace, the man is a giant! His scores can make or break vintages–even wineries. The idea that he can pan a wine as flawed, agree to disagree with the winemaker, then leave it all to the market to sort out is false modesty at best and disingenuousness (disingenuousity?) at worst.1,846 comments