Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sunday November 8th, 2009

The remainder of the Gamay Vineyard in Knights Vallley was picked. Just under a ton.
Unfortunately another small crop for 2009 Turner Vineyard.

Monday, November 2, 2009


2007 Pinot Noir – Horseshoe Bend Vineyard: (Russian River Valley, 14.4%, $38, 179 cases). A more complex but no more elegant nose displays cranberry and fresh red raspberry notes that accompany the appealing red pinot and spice hints that also carry over to the delicious, focused and nicely detailed flavors that possess a textured mouth feel and good intensity on the solidly long finish. This is also relatively understated and leaves plenty of dry extract on the finale. 90/2012+

2007 Pinot Noir – TNT Vineyard: (Russian River Valley, 14.2%). This quite resembles the 2006 version except the aromatic profile is slightly more elegant and not quite as ripe with supple, forward and rounded middle weight flavors that possess a dusty character and much better finishing depth than is brought to bear by the nose. I like the delivery as well as the developing complexity and this should amply reward patient cellaring. 91/2013+ Burghound.com’s 72 California Pinot Noir Selections