Pinot Noir

Domestic Selection: Pinot Noir, 1987. Peacock Hill

Things certainly are looking good for us WOMC enthusiasts in 1992! I would never have imag­ined that Paul could find two love­ly Pinot Noirs within such a short period of time (seven months), es­pecially considering the price class of most Pinot Noirs. The last one was Tony Austin’s 1988 (#691A) sent last June. That was… read more »

Domestic Selection: Pinot Noir, 1988. Austin Cellars

Anthony Austin’s roots go back to the very early days of Cali­fornia wine… literally. His ances­tors were granted a homestead in 1881 in Sonoma County, and are said to have planted the first Ca­bernet Sauvignon vines in the Rus­sian River Valley. After attending U.C. Davis’ viticultural school, Austin became a protege of the country’s most… read more »

Domestic Selection: Pinot Noir, 1987, Congress Springs

The Congress Springs Winery, situated on the Santa Clara side of the rugged Santa Cruz mountain is surrounded by such illustrious neighbors as David Bruce, Martin Ray, Mount Eden and Ridge Vine­yards. Dan Gehrs and his wife Robin rebuilt the winery (which dates from the 1890’s) in 1976. Dan’s winemaking philosophy… “We don’t try to… read more »

Domestic Selections: September 1989

Wines evaluated last month: 301     Rejected: 249              Approved: 52              Selected: 2 It still is summer – at least from the weather point of view! – even though we are knocking at the doors of autumn. So here are two summer wines again. For the red wine this month I fi­nally found a blush… read more »

International Pinot Noir Celebration

The Oregon winemakers did it again! A great event. Their second annual Interna­tional Pinot Noir Celebration (Aug. 1988) was a smash hit. Held on the cam­pus of Linfield College in McMinville, Oregon; the congregation was composed of winemakers, trade and press personali­ties, and serious wine enthusiasts (about 500 total). There were several sessions of inten­sive… read more »

Pinot Noir, 1981. Tulocay Winery| Vintage Wine History and Information

PINOT NOIR. 1981 – TULOCAY WINERY by Paul Kalemkiarian Sr | February 1985 Bill Cadman is proprietor and winemaker of Tulocay Winery. It is essentially a one-man operation with a very limited production. To support his winemaking habit of 2500 cases or less a year, he moon­lights. He works as a senior tour guide at The… read more »

Pinot Noir, 1979. The Firestone Vineyard| Vintage Wine History and Information

PINOT NOIR. 1979 –THE FIRESTONE VINEYARD by Paul Kalemkiarian Sr | January 1984 After spending 12 years in the family tire business, Brooks Firestone decided that was not for him. “I’m a slow learner,” he now laughs. “It took me that long to figure out I wasn’t made for it.” He was restless and ready… read more »

Dijon-Rosemary Crusted Prime Rib Roast with Pinot Noir Au jus

Umm. Well, duh!  Pinot Noir Au Jus would suggest a Pinot Noir as a pairing….though Pinot Noir can mean many styles. I wrapped my hands around the Peralta Pinot because of the rosemary hints in this recipe. There is a touch of herbs in this Pinot that will meld nicely.   Get the recipe here… read more »