White Group Wines: 10th Annual Pinot Noir Summit

Here are directions given to the attendees who tasted the 21 wines in the White Group at the 10th Annual Pinot Noir Summit.

Remember that all wines are tasted blind without reference to vintage, appellation or price.

Professional wine tasters consider the following: Clarity/Appearance, Color, Aroma/Bouquet, Acidity, Sweetness, Body/Texture, Taste/Flavor, Bitterness, Astringency, Finish, and Overall Quality.

All that really matters is what you like.

Make notes that make sense to you.

Using your notes as a guide, decide which wines are your favorites.

Go to the “voting booth” and exchange your wine lover’s voting card for 5 chips (red for women and blue for men).

Cast your vote for your favorite wines with the chips provided. You may vote for as many as 5 wines or as few as one. Indicate your passion for each wine by the number of chips you drop in the “ballot box.”

White Group
AQUA MARINE Davis Family Vineyards 2009 Soul Patch Pinot Noir, Russian River, $42
BEIGE Grey Stack Cellars 2009 Pinot Noir, Bennett Valley, $30
BLUE Alysian 2008 Allen-Rochioli Blocks Rochioli Vyd Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, $65
BRONZE Phantom Rivers 2009 Estate Mar Vista Vyd Pinot Noir, Arroyo Grande Valley, $35
BURGUNDY Estancia Estates 2008 Reserve Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands, $31
DARK RED HKG 2009 Estate Bridge Selection Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, $38
DEEP PURPLE Bargetto 2009 Reserve Regan Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz Mtns, $40
DUSTY ROSE Morris Ranch 2009 Middle Block Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, $48
GOLD Leucadia Red 2009 Pinot Noir, Russian River, $18
GRAY Stephen’s 2008 Estate Pinot Noir, York Mountain, $38
GREEN Kenneth Volk Vineyards 2008 Enz Vineyard Pinot Noir, Lime Kiln Valley, $60
GUNMETAL Styring 2008 Estate Pinot Noir, Ribbon Ridge, Oregon, $35
HOT PINK Coghlan Vineyard 2009 Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills, $47
LIGHT BLUE Bonneau 2009 Sangiacomo Vineyards Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, $34
LIGHT YELLOW Orentano 2006 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, $36
MINT GREEN Laurier 2007 Pinot Noir, Los Carneros, $20
ORANGE Harlow Ridge 2010 Pinot Noir, Lodi, $11
ORCHID Solomon Hills 2008 Solomon Hills Vineyards Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley, $57
SALMON Petite Abeille 2009 Petite Abeille Vineyard Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, $50
TAN Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards 2010 Pinot Noir, Central Coast, $20
WHITE Lazy Creek Vineyards 2009 Estate Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, $42
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