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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Pinot Noir Wine Dinner, 28 July 2012

Great to get everyone together and thank you so much for making this a wonderful dinner! 
Here is an updated list that shows all wines and which was the favorite of each flight. 
We enjoyed wines from France, South Africa, California, Oregon and New Zealand, encompassing four continents in both Northern and Southern hemispheres! 
Interestingly, California wines were the favorites in all three pinot noir flights.  Two were from Sonoma County (Rochioli and Martinelli) and one was from the Santa Barbara area (Paul Lato). 
Wine & Food pairings: 
First Flight paired with sautéed sea scallops
2004 Mt. Eden Estate Chardonnay
2006 Sine Qua Non The Hoodoo Man
2007 Etienne Sauzet Puligny-Montrachet Champs-Gain (favorite) 
2009 Southern Right Pinotage 
Second Flight paired with grilled pork tenderloin
2004 Dominique Laurent Vosne-Romanee Les Beaux Monts
2004 Rochioli West Block (favorite)
2008 Felton Road Block 3
Third Flight paired with grilled yellow fin tuna
1996 Domaine des Forges Clos de La Roche
2002 Beaux Freres The Beaux Freres Vineyard
2005 Martinelli Biondi Home Ranch Water Trough Vineyard (favorite) 
Fourth Flight paired with selection of cheeses
1999 Maison Champy Les Suchots
2005 Shea Wine Cellars Homer
2010 Paul Lato “The Prospect” Sierra Madre Vineyard (favorite)