Tasting Report: Pinot Days 2009

Hot weather and worse traffic conspired to make my trip to this year’s Pinot Days a relatively abbreviated one, but I still had the chance to try nearly three dozen pinots from California and Oregon.

Favorite: Eric Kent’s entire line (though one 2008 barrel sample wasn’t nearly ready), a perennial Drinkhacker favorite, plus the wines of Oregon’s Le Cadeau, which I’d never had before but found remarkably lively, fruit-forward, and wonderful to drink.

Lots of good wines to be had, and not a bad bottle all around. Complete ratings (apologies for any typos) follow.

Complete Tasting Report – Pinot Days 2009

Cal 2007 Black Kite Cellars Pinot Noir Redwoods Terrace / B
Cal 2007 Black Kite Cellars Pinot Noir Stony Terrace / B+
Ore 2005 Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Winery Hill / B+
Ore 2006 Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Evenstad Reserve / B+
Cal 2006 Donum Estate Pinot Noir Carneros / A-
Cal 2007 Donum Estate Pinot Noir Russian River Valley / B
Cal 2007 Eric Kent Wine Cellars Pinot Noir Stiling / A-
Cal 2007 Eric Kent Wine Cellars Pinot Noir Windsor Oaks / A
Cal 2007 Eric Kent Wine Cellars Pinot Noir Small Town / A-
Cal 2008 Eric Kent Wine Cellars Pinot Noir Stiling / B
Cal 2008 Eric Kent Wine Cellars Pinot Noir Small Town / A-
Cal 2006 Hitching Post Wines Pinot Noir Highliner / B+
Cal 2006 Hitching Post Wines Pinot Noir Perfect Set / B+
Cal 2007 Hitching Post Wines Pinot Noir Cork Dancer / A-
Cal 2006 Hitching Post Wines Pinot Noir Sta. Rita’s Earth / B+
Cal 2007 Jim Ball Vineyards Pinot Noir / A-
Ore 2007 Le Cadeau Vineyard Pinot Noir Cote Est / A-
Ore 2007 Le Cadeau Vineyard Pinot Noir Equinoxe / A
Ore 2007 Le Cadeau Vineyard Pinot Noir Rocheux / A-
Cal 2007 MacMurray Ranch Pinot Noir Central Coast / A-
Cal 2007 MacMurray Ranch Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast / A-
Cal 2003 Michaud Vineyard Pinot Noir / B
Cal 2004 Michaud Vineyard Pinot Noir / B+
Cal 2006 Olson Ogden Wines Pinot Noir Russian River Valley / B
Cal 2007 Olson Ogden Wines Pinot Noir Russian River Valley / B+
Cal 2007 Roessler Cellars Pinot Noir Sanford & Benedict / B
Cal 2007 Rusack Vineyards Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills / B+
Cal 2007 Rusack Vineyards Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley / B+
Cal 2007 Sanford Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills / A-
Cal 2007 Sanford Pinot Noir La Rinconada Vineyard / B+
Cal 2007 Sanford Pinot Noir Sanford & Benedict / B+
Cal 2006 Skewis Wines Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast / A
Cal 2006 Skewis Wines Pinot Noir Russian River Valley / A-

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