Sunday, June 7, 2009

1981 Napa Sun Pinot Noir

6/3/09-Dave and Ann Vik hosted the knitters and we tasted a brown bag pinot noir from a winery that has disappeared. The wine has aged reasonably well with flavors of red currant and cherry.

1979 Pichon Lalande

5/27/09-Gary Rose and Laura Laskowske hosted the knitters and we all enjoyed the 1979 Pichon Lalande. This wine was one of the consistent winners in the Northern California Wine Society’s tastings in the 1980’s. Very mouthfilling with a slight vege note, it had lost some of the incredible fruit that made it so enjoyable and approachable in the 80’s. The wine had very little sediment and no residual tannin, which probably accounted for its popularity when young.