Tag Archives: Pinot noir

In My Glass: Fall Pinot Noirs from Germany’s Pfalz and Rheinhessen Regions

No other varietal evokes autumn with its bright skies, colorful foliage, brisk days, and crunchy earthiness like Pinot Noir. Quite simply, it is simply fall in a glass. No doubt, my impression can be traced back to having traveled to some of my favorite Pinot regions, including Willamette Valley, North Fork Long Island, and Sonoma […]

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Wine Review: 2011 Gothic Rosé (Willamette Valley)

Founded by restaurant owner William Tigertt and sommelier Josh Nadel, Gothic Wine sources their wines from vineyards and winemakers in the Willamette Valley and Sonoma County. Their current releases include two Oregonian Pinot Noirs and the second vintage of their Gothic rosé. The 2011 is the second vintage of the Gothic rosé. Made from fruit […]

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Wines of Germany Presents: Riesling & Co. Vintage Tasting

Last month I had the honor and pleasure of sampling some of the great wines of Germany when the “Riesling & Co. World Tour 2012” came to New York and made a stop at 360 in Tribeca. Presented by Wines of Germany, the tasting had been billed as an opportunity to try some of the […]

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Wine Review: 2009 Weingut Schäfer Pinot Noir (Rheinhessen, Germany)

Rheinhessen is the largest wine region in Germany and nearly a third of the wines produced there are red wines. Though the 2009 harvest in Rheinhessen was somewhat smaller, it was a particularly good year for ripening Pinot Noir, according to the German Wine Institute. The ripeness shows in this Pinot from Weingut Schäfer, which […]

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The Rosé Society – 2011 North Valley Soter Vineyards Highland Rosé (Willamette Valley)

Tony Soter, who has worked his winemaking magic at Napa’s Etude Wines, Willamette Valley’s Soter Vineyards, and dozens of prestigious wineries over the years, has made a rosé to savor.  A couple of years ago, he launched the Soter Vineyards’ second label: North Valley. The North Valley rosé is simply one of the best rosés […]

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April Trade Show Round-up – Languedoc and The Loire

Languedoc – L’Aventure Languedoc  Languedoc , including Roussillon, is the largest wine producing region of not only France, but the world. However, only lately have sales of the region’s wines seen an uptick due to the increasingly favorable perception of the region. Though there have always been producers of quality wine here, the majority of wine was […]

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Wine Review: 2010 Meinklang Prosa Frizzante Rosé of Pinot Noir (Burgenland, Austria)

If ever a wine called to me from the shelf of a wine shop, it was this one. From the pink cow and butterflies on the label to the cork fastened down with loops of string to the enticing strawberry-salmon color that seems to shine in the clear bottle, I was destined to leave the […]

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Wine Review: 2007 Luca Pinot Noir (Uco Valley, Mendoza)

One of the reasons I love Pinot Noir is for its pensive qualities, and I feel that a great Pinot needs to be enjoyed in a relaxed and nearly meditative manner.  For me, no other varietal conjures that need for quiet.  When I first smelled and tasted the 2007 Luca Pinot Noir, my first reaction […]

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The Elegant, Distinctive Wines of Oregon’s Cristom

Indisputably, one of the highlights of the Wine Dine With Us team’s trip through the heart of Oregon’s main winemaking region a few years ago was our visit to Cristom. It was a visit that almost did not happen. Somehow in the planning, one of us (that would be me!) overlooked the fact that we […]

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Wine of the Week: 90+ Cellars 2008 Lot 56 Reserve Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

Move over Malbec! To date, my two favorite wines to be released by 90+ Cellars have both been Malbecs: the Lot 3 and Lot 36 from Salta and Mendoza respectively. But as of today, I have a new favorite: the Lot 56 Reserve Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley.  Simply put, this is a […]

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