The Pinot Showdown – Part 2

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The Roundtable in Action

Today we continue our discussion with Brian Loring (Loring Wine Company) and Adam Lee (Siduri Wines) as they answer some of the criticisms of California’s (Pinot Noir) new style of wine making.

Since critics play such an important role in shaping consumers opinions we asked James Laube (Wine Spectator) about the state of Pinot Noir and discuss his approach to evaluating and scoring wine.

This is part two of a four part series.

Find out more about the contributors to today’s show:

- Brian Loring: Loring Wine Company
- Adam Lee: Siduri Wines
- James Laube: Wine Spectator
- Joe Davis: Arcadian Winery

Sponsor: Hospice Du Rhone

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2 Responses to “The Pinot Showdown – Part 2”


  1. 1 Robert Jan 21st, 2006 at 1:39 pm

    I see the art side of wine allowing for all styles of wine to be equal, each an expression of the artist whether the artist is a chemist or a botanist or both, one chooses the medium in which one wishes to express oneself, this perspective allows me to enjoy the wonders of each wine as I would any other expression of art. Pisoni wines are unique for California no one would deny. I tasted the very first wine from the Pisoni clone with Gary and his cousin Loren in Gary’s barn. That wine was rich but still in a lighter style than most of todays versions of those grapes. I have enjoyed each vintage and each of the different winemakers interpretations. But as far as Joe’s thin disquise for Burgundian elitism, Burgundy does have the advantage of all older growing areas the right to claim respect due to experience. One should respect the experience of centuries of harvests, but that doesn’t mean that style is superior only different amongst many styles past and styles future.

  2. 2 Chad Jan 21st, 2006 at 1:40 pm

    Wow guys. Way to leave us hanging on the edge for the next installment. This show brought back memories of seeing the dreaded “To be Continued…” hanger on your favorite sitcom, sentencing you to long week of speculative guesswork as to whether or not the Skipper found a way off the island.

    Hey look! Joe’s Here!

    #+++ATH0

    NO CARRIER

    (we’ll be waiting patiently for the next installment, nice work =)

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