The American wine writer and wine critic
Steve Heimoff is considered a California expert. He was from 1989 to 1994 for Wine Spectator
and afterwards for Wine Enthusiast
active. In an open letter to the newspaper "San Francisco Chronicle" he criticized the well-known author James arbor
from the competing magazine Wine Spectator regarding his opinion, too harsh criticism of a Château Montelena wine
, He said that one should not confuse consumers who for the most part would not be able to detect such low levels of TCA. Heimoff is the author of the wine books "A Wine Journey Along the Russian River" (2005) and "New Classic Winemakers of California: Conversations with Steve Heimoff" (2007).