EP 917 93 Point Pinot Challenge



Both of these Pinots scored 93 Points with Wine Enthusiast and we try to find out which one lives up to the hype.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Alta Maria Santa Maria Pinot NoirCalifornia Pinot Noir
2008 Crossbarn Pinot NoirSonoma Pinot Noir


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luca bercelli

89/100

line of the day – ‘ it’s like a 13 year old eastern European basketball player – all zitted out, feet bigger than his head.’

Solid stuff

Tags: california, Pinot Noir, review, Video, wines

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  • Anonymous

    Cool show – the Alta Maria sounds fantastic.

    QOTD: Patriots vs. Giants
    Favorite Pinot? Probably any number of Oregon Pinots, but I will go with the Evening Land Pinot Noir which has been really good in 2007 and 2008.

  • http://www.vtwinemedia.com/ BurroBoy

    must be good…he just drank…

  • http://www.vtwinemedia.com/ BurroBoy

    crossbar is under screwcap?…could it be in a dummy phase and not showing it’s best just yet?

    QOTD: the super bowl will be held in February?…am I right?

    QOTD2: just had the Madonna Alta Pinot Noir last night and was pretty impressed…Italian but very new world, and really opened up wide with some air…pretty plush for only $15 bones. Thanks WL!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I3LHEUHSPLMIXIEPEJD5N55YDE BrianH

    Super Bowl prediction Saints v. Patriots with the trophy headed back to Bahston.

    Best pinot this year, 2006 Patz & Hall Pisoni Vineyard. Delicious!

  • Anonymous

    super bowl : Packers vs Patriots

    CL: Chelsea vs Barcelona

  • http://www.stratiform.net/ Jacaranda

    QOTD #1) Packers Vs. Texans

    QOTD #2) 1997 Fourrier Gevrey Chambertin Aux Echezeaux

  • spartacuswines
  • Anonymous

    Love the head to head battle format.
    QOTD: Atlanta Falcons
    SQOTD: Oyster Bay

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BOF7727WUDLWQBGXWVYY3UHSQ Adam Priddy

    Texans vs Green Bay

    06 Rex Hill Reserve

  • passion4wine

    Good show
    I really marvel at how comfortable you are in the live show format and you are witty!

    Fav PN this year was a 02 Pommard- Les Vignots Naudin

    Can’t comment on Football questions- no interest in that past time.. I’ve got firewood to cut

  • Anonymous

    QOTD; Saints vs Jets (and I’m an Eagles fan)

  • Anonymous

    QOTD: I wish I could say the Vikings would be in the SB, but I doubt it. So I’m not sure who to predict yet.

    We haven’t had many PNs, but liked the Kenwood we’ve had the past couple of weeks.

  • Anonymous

    QOTD: Y’all know my feelings about professional sports, so I’ll move on.Went to Pinot Days this year, so there was a lot of deliciousness.However, the 2005 Rayes’ Hill Henneberg Vineyard Anderson Valley I picked up at our local discount chain for a song thanks to a knowledgeable friend is probably at the top of the heap so far. I’m looking forward to sharing the other couple of bottles with our Yuletide ham and good friends, because sharing good wine is what makes it fun for me.

  • http://ramblingsofawinefiend.blogspot.com/ Charles

    Little late to this episode, been traveling the last week. QOTD: Saint/Jets with the Saints demolishing the Jets……2008 YNOT Pinot Noir out of Santa Barbara, excellent Pinot.

  • Anonymous

    GV – Now what does that tell you about scoring!?!?!?

    QOTD: I think the Saints are going to do it again!

  • Anonymous

    QOTD: Green Bay and Houston. Good show, I can always listen to you go on about Pinots. Me love my PINOTS! Thanks.

  • Anonymous

    Shame these will be impossible to find in the UK!

    QOTD
    best overall: Michel Gros, Vosne Romanee 1er cru ‘Aux Brulees’ 2002
    best value: Scotchman’s Hill ‘Swan Bay’, Victoria, 2008

  • Anonymous

    Shame these will be impossible to find in the UK!

    QOTD
    best overall: Michel Gros, Vosne Romanee 1er cru ‘Aux Brulees’ 2002
    best value: Scotchman’s Hill ‘Swan Bay’, Victoria, 2008

  • Anonymous

    Of course swirling it aggressively works dude!!! Also, I would purchase each of these Pinots and here is why. The Alta Maria to drink now and the Crossbarn to drink a few years from now.

    QOTD: After week one: Super Bowl teams will be Colts vs. Bears. Whatever!

    Also the best Pinot I had in 2010 was the 2004 Kistler.

  • Anonymous

    Chargers-Saints
    ’07 Vidon 3 Clones – Willamette Valley

  • Anonymous

    Chiefs vs. Packers (the revenge of Super Bowl 1)

  • Anonymous

    superbowl LV: jets-eagles

    QOTD: best pinot this year: Prophet?s Rock Pinot Noir 2006

  • Len F

    QOTD: Love Pinot Noirs – My favorite this year is Coelho – Pinot Noir Paciencia 2007.

    As to the Superbowl unfortunately (Eagles Fan) Steelers vs. Giants

  • Pronghorn

    Penner Ash 2005. Tiger Woods and Lee Westwood

  • Anonymous

    I’m really loving some Tantara Pinot right now. Would love to try Sea Smoke but the supply and demand curve has their prices a little more than reasonable.

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  • luca bercelli

    89/100

    line of the day – ‘ it’s like a 13 year old eastern European basketball player – all zitted out, feet bigger than his head.’

    Solid stuff

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