Sunday, December 12, 2010
1987 Cilurzo Petite Sirah & 1972 Caymus Pinot Noir
12/8/10-The Knitters annual Christmas gathering and exchange of gifts was hosted by Laura Laskowski and Gary Rose. The participants enjoyed two brown bag older wines, a 1987 Petite Sirah from Cilurzo Vineyards in Temecula provided by Gary Rose, and a 1972 Caymus Pinot Noir provided by Carl Hennige. The Petite Sirah was unusually light, smooth and fruity, with flavors of spice and hints of cedar and dried currant, and was guessed by most to be a cabernet. The Pinot Noir was somewhat past its prime with flavors of walnuts and red currant. The knitters sang Christmas Carols with a Karaoke.