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.”
|Davis Family Vineyards 2009 Soul Patch Pinot Noir, Russian River, $42|
|Grey Stack Cellars 2009 Pinot Noir, Bennett Valley, $30|
|Alysian 2008 Allen-Rochioli Blocks Rochioli Vyd Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, $65|
|Phantom Rivers 2009 Estate Mar Vista Vyd Pinot Noir, Arroyo Grande Valley, $35|
|Estancia Estates 2008 Reserve Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands, $31|
|HKG 2009 Estate Bridge Selection Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, $38|
|Bargetto 2009 Reserve Regan Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz Mtns, $40|
|Morris Ranch 2009 Middle Block Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, $48|
|Leucadia Red 2009 Pinot Noir, Russian River, $18|
|Stephen’s 2008 Estate Pinot Noir, York Mountain, $38|
|Kenneth Volk Vineyards 2008 Enz Vineyard Pinot Noir, Lime Kiln Valley, $60|
|Styring 2008 Estate Pinot Noir, Ribbon Ridge, Oregon, $35|
|Coghlan Vineyard 2009 Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills, $47|
|Bonneau 2009 Sangiacomo Vineyards Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, $34|
|Orentano 2006 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, $36|
|Laurier 2007 Pinot Noir, Los Carneros, $20|
|Harlow Ridge 2010 Pinot Noir, Lodi, $11|
|Solomon Hills 2008 Solomon Hills Vineyards Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley, $57|
|Petite Abeille 2009 Petite Abeille Vineyard Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, $50|
|Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards 2010 Pinot Noir, Central Coast, $20|
|Lazy Creek Vineyards 2009 Estate Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, $42|