Thanks to all who attended last night's Pinot Noir seminar at Sonoma Wines in Glastonbury. There were a lot of great questions, hopefully I was able to answer them all to your satisfaction.
As a review the wines that were tasted are as follows:
- Lucien Albrecht Cremant Rose, nv - 100% Pinot Noir sparkling rose done in the traditional method (just like the folks in Champagne), but from Alsace.
- Cono Sur Pinot Noir, 2007 - great entry level Pinot Noir from this Chilean powerhouse.
- Villa Maria Pinot Noir Private Bin, 2007 - 100% Pinot Noir from one of New Zealand's top wineries.
- Domaine Carneros Pinot Noir, 2006 - from the Napa side of Carneros - produced by one of the top sparkling wine companies in California.
- Laetitia Pinot Noir, 2006 - from Arroyo Grande Valley in California's Central Coast region - Laetitia owns the world's largest contiguous Pinot Noir vineyard - this was the crowd favorite, I believe.
- Four Graces Pinot Noir, 2006 - Willamette Vallee, Oregon Pinot Noir - just delicious and such a departure from the Californian's - earthy and elegant.
- Morgan Pinot Noir Garys' Vineyard, 2006 - the "bonus" wine from Santa Lucia Highlands in the Monterey area - who doesn't like this wine?
All-in-all, a great time had by all. See you next month at Sonoma Wines for the BIG REDS tasting (December 11th).