Major disappointment compared to the previous two. This movie is self-indulgent and deceptively and forcefully becomes a movie about how California Pinot Noir should be treated as seriously as Burgundy. I'd be fine with that if the movie was titled "The Judgemnt of California Pinot." A shame that the title of "Somm" is used as subterfuge to promote California Pinot. Why not name the title, "The Judgement of California Pinot?" Then there'd be no "Somm" rug to pull over the viewer's eyes.
Three of the greatest legends in wine meet to drink the rarest bottles of their careers, while the best blind tasters of today gather to settle an age-old argument. The results could change the world of wine forever.
March 21, 2020