At our recent visit to the 2009 Pinot Days in San Francisco, we spent some rewarding time at the focus tastings that have become a hallmark of the SF event. These tastings really ‘get into’ the wines of each producer, with an introduction to the vineyard as well as the specific growing area by the vineyard grower/owner. This year’s events offered comparative tastings of Pinot Noir from Hirsch Vineyard, Keefer Vineyard, Pisoni Vineyard, and Clos Pepe Vineyard, each from a separate California AVA.
To make it more interesting, each of the bottles are bagged (single blind), placed into individual flights, and tasted by participants, who are encouraged to dissect and guess each wine. Part One of our series introduces the wines of Hirsch Vineyard, with descriptions of each bottling by David Hirsch (Hirsch Estate), Bob Cabral (Williams Selyem), Kathy Berez (Failla), and Kevin Kelley (Lioco). Following the Hirsch tasting, was a comparison of wines from Keefer Ranch. After an introduction to the vineyard by Marcy Keefer, winemakers Ryan Zepaltas (Siduri), Kathy Berez (Failla), and Craig Strehlow (Keefer Estate & Freeman).
For More Info:
Pinot Days: www.pinotdays.com
Prince of Pinot: www.princeofpinot.com
Hirsch Vineyards: www.hirschvineyards.com
Williams Seylem: www.williamsselyem.com
Lioco Wines: www.liocowine.com
Keefer Ranch: www.keeferranch.com
Siduri Wines: www.siduri.com
Freeman Winery: www.freemanwinery.com
Failla Wines: www.faillawines.com
Sponsor: Karafe, Wine Board Game: www.karafe.com
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