About Good Vitis
Good Vitis is an effort to document and share one man’s journey to find as much good wine as he can. The journey began when a neighbor introduced him to some very, very good stuff. The interest became a hobby and now a passion.
What is “good” vitis?
Vitis is the Latin word for “grape.” Good wine is a mission well-executed. I don’t believe that you need to spend $50 to get a good wine, though a good $50 wine will beat a good $20 bottle. Still, the reality is that there are a lot of bad $50 bottles and a lot of good $20 bottles, and the challenge is finding the good $50 and $20 bottles while avoiding the bad versions of both. The holy grail is when you open a bottle that overdelivers on what it is meant to be. The $9 Borsao grenache, a well-executed wine for mass production, global distribution and real consistency year-to-year, qualifies as much as the $200 Ridge Monte Bello, a master class in the Bordeaux-style blend category that reflects its terrior and vintage. Both of these are good vitis.