Thursday, November 13, 2008

1979 Mayacamus Pinot Noir

11/12/08-The knitters enjoyed another brown bag marvel with the 1979 Mayacamus Pinot Noir. The wine was poured into a cabernet bottle to avoid the wider pinot bottle, and it was a sangiovese evening pared with pork, so the varietal guesses were quite varied. For example, Ann Vik wanted to guess pinot but kept it to herself (she claims), Keith Faust guessed sangiovese but amazed the group by guessing it was a 1979 (did they make California sangiovese in 79?). Everyone seemed to agree that it was light, smooth, youthful, fruity, and very enjoyable.

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