Patrick Lesec has recently been recognized as one of Robert Parker's Wine Personalities of the Year (The Wine Advocate, Issue 144, Dec. 31, 2002). "A wine broker who has become heavily involved in winemaking, Lesec fashions personal cuvées of top-notch wines in addition to representing some cutting edge producers. He continues to build an impressive portfolio of high quality wines made as naturally as possible from old vines and low yields. He produces wines from Burgundy, Languedoc-Roussillon and the Rhône Valley. It is the latter area (particularly the southern Rhône) where his strengths are most obvious."