Monday, March 7, 2011
First weekend of barrel tasting, concluded. Had to shoot a podcast. Again, an additional testament to how wine gives way to an occasion. But this was more. A true event. Astonished with how the 2010 Pinot was connecting with palate, and not just mine. Secure flavor arrangement, melodic finish, notes of coffee, toffee, chocolate, subdued smoke. Why I like this Pinot, especially: it’s unorthodox presence. Not at all template. Invitingly forward, gorgeous. The rain also coerced my broadcast, in concert with the pictures I took yesterday, today. Now, off to the pages, paired with this Malbec. Haven’t seen this varietal in a while. Definitely reflective, after two days behind the counter.