Today it’s a smorgasbord of wines from our friends at Carneros-based Domaine Carneros. Let’s jump right in. 2012 Domaine Carneros The Famous Gate Pinot Noir Carneros – A gorgeous Pinot, with notes of currants, blueberry, brewed tea, cocoa nibs, and … Continue reading ?
This month let's chat about Willamette Valley pinot noir. (Like one really needs a reason to taste and talk about pinot noir.) [ more › ]
If you're thinking of visiting Napa or Sonoma to sip some the valleys' celebrated Cabernet, Pinot Noir, and Syrah, odds are you're already a wine lover. But when the tasting is done, do you prefer to relax in a country-style cottageShow More Summary
Two new high-end wines from this adjunct of the Merryvale Winery, located in Napa Valley. Both are exquisite offerings. Thoughts follow. 2012 Starmont Pinot Noir Stanly Ranch Estate Carneros – Gorgeous Carneros Pinot, light as a feather with silky notes … Continue reading ?
I go to a lot of wine tastings, and have come to really appreciate those that are produced well. It may not be immediately apparent how easily a large public tasting can be screwed up, but it doesn't take much to turn such an event from...Show More Summary
Wed 27 Aug If pinot is your poison you should set aside the evening of the 27th to sample 13 of Central Otago’s finest wineries and producers as they take over...
One of the most exciting wines of my Oregon trip was also one of the last. It was at Antica Terra with the fabulous Maggie Harrison, on a day in wine country nicely captured in pictures with my travelling companion Elaine Brown here. When it came to tasting Maggie’s wines, I was a little apprehensive. [...]
If you find yourself gravitating toward Pinot Noir from the Santa Rita Hills AVA time and time again, set aside this weekend for the wine region's annual Wine & Fire.
It’s going to be a good week in Chicago to taste Oregon pinot noir.
Every year, Chris Morris releases a special edition of Woodford Reserve called the Master’s Collection. This November will see the ninth release of the Master’s Collection, and yours truly was the very first person outside of Brown-Forman to sample it. … Continue reading ?
Sun 10 Aug More than 20 wineries from Tasmania will be showcasing their pinot noir varietals at a special Sunday afternoon event hosted by Rushcutters. Sit back...
About every two years, I get an invite to attend the International Pinot Noir Celebration in Oregon's Willamette Valley. The event continues to be one of the best run and highest quality wine events in the country, with a fantastic combination...Show More Summary
Pinot Days 2014 is now behind us, and as usual it offered some of the best Pinot Noirs (and a few Chardonnays) from all over California and Oregon. There was plenty to love at this show, particularly wines from the … Continue readin...
We covered the “Grey” line from Chilean producer Ventisquero late last year, and now the winery is back with two more releases, both from international varietals. Thoughts follow. 2012 Ventisquero Grey [Glacier] Pinot Noir Leyda Valley Las Terrazas Vineyard – … Continue reading ?
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Hahn’s Pinot Noir has a good reputation, but it also produces some very affordable whites, both sourced from the Monterey area. Thoughts follow. 2013 Hahn Winery Pinot Gris Monterey – Quite tropical on the nose, but the body is restrained, coming off … Continue reading ?
The Blue Berry Inside the orbit of a single Pinot Noir berry, the world collapses to shades of green and blue. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking on the image and selecting "save link as" or "save target as" and then select the desired location on your computer to save the image. Show More Summary