John studied Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis and spent nine years working at a number of wineries in California, France, and New Zealand. He is responsible for the first L’Absolut de Quinault (Bordeaux, France), rated by Wine Spectator as one of the three best wines in Bordeaux for the 2002 vintage. As former winemaker at Paul Hobbs Winery in California, John produced 23 wines rated 90+ points by Robert Parker, including a 100-point wine. John’s work as Casa Carmen’s winemaker includes directing and overseeing the production of all wine, and working with the Pallares family to develop winemaking plans and to ensure the quality of the product. To learn more about John, read about his featured work in Palate Press.