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Pinot Noir tasting coming up this week in Edmonton, Alberta.

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Tue Nov 21, 2006 11:53 pm

Reception - 2004 Louis Latour 'Domaine de Valmoissine' (Burgundy, France) - $15.99

1) 2004 Drylands Pinot Noir (Marlborough, New Zealand) - $19.99

2) 2004 Patrice Rion Pinot Noir (Burgundy, France) - $21.99

3) 2004 Cedar Creek Estate Select Pinot Noir (Okanagan, B.C) - $23.49

4) 2004 Coldstream Hills Pinot Noir (Yarra Valley, Australia) - $29.99

5) 2003 Patrice Rion Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes (Burgundy, France) - $54.99

6) 2004 Domaine Serene 'Yamhill Cuvee' Pinot Noir (Oregon, Washington) - $53.99
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Re: Pinot Noir tasting coming up this week in Edmonton, Alberta.

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:05 am

Bob Parsons Alberta. wrote:Reception - 2004 Louis Latour 'Domaine de Valmoissine' (Burgundy, France) - $15.99

1) 2004 Drylands Pinot Noir (Marlborough, New Zealand) - $19.99

2) 2004 Patrice Rion Pinot Noir (Burgundy, France) - $21.99

3) 2004 Lake Breeze Seven Populars (Okanagan, B.C) - $23.49

4) 2004 Coldstream Hills Pinot Noir (Yarra Valley, Australia) - $29.99

5) 2003 Patrice Rion Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes (Burgundy, France) - $54.99

6) 2004 Domaine Serene 'Yamhill Cuvee' Pinot Noir (Oregon, Washington) - $53.99


Quick note as it is late here, will post asap. The Yamhill was a popular #1 closely followed by the Rion Gevrey (my fav). The Coldstream flew out of the store, the Lake Breeze was way too tannic and least popular. Will email them and see what is going on with this wine!! Split votes on the Drylands which did not do much for me. Stay tuned.
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Re: Pinot Noir tasting coming up this week in Edmonton, Alberta.

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:35 pm

#1 Drylands. One of the tasters has just returned from a year in NZ..."this ain`t it"she said. Closed nose, licorice bubblegum on palate, some oak in background and tannins. One taster thought "new world w. touch of old world earthyness". Not for me, must be better out there.

#2 Rion Pinot Noir. Third time tasted and softening up. Still has the oak and medium tannins. Dry, not much on the nose. Young house going places?

#3 Lake Breeze (BC). Nose is very floral but dies in the glass over an hour. Too tannic for everyone, least liked wine here. See my notes above in other post. I emailed winery and their kind reply made no mention of my tannin concern!!

#4 Coldstream Hills. Up till now the best one here, lots of wows!! Nice balance, good value at $26 Cdn. Medium bodied with plum, cherry, soft tnnins, very fruit forward. Flew out of the store at end of evening.

#5 Rion Gevrey-Chambertin. Wotn for many, tad barnyardy, mushrooms and truffles. Yum!! Good grip, shows that acidity we relate to with Burgundy. Can just imagine what the high-ends are like from this appellation.

#6 Yamhill/Dom Serene. What is there to add about this wine from Oregon? Interesting to serve after the Rion eh. Top class.
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Re: Pinot Noir tasting coming up this week in Edmonton, Alberta.

by Cynthia Wenslow » Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:45 pm

Thanks for these notes, Bob. I'll see if any of these are available around here. Possibly so.
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Re: Pinot Noir tasting coming up this week in Edmonton, Alberta.

by John S » Thu Nov 23, 2006 9:31 pm

Bob, the #3 wine - is it Lake Breeze or Cedar Creek? You mention both.
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Re: Pinot Noir tasting coming up this week in Edmonton, Alberta.

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Fri Nov 24, 2006 3:08 am

Good eye John, program was changed at last minute. I have edited, it was the Lake Breeze.
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Re: Pinot Noir tasting coming up this week in Edmonton, Alberta.

by John S » Fri Nov 24, 2006 3:44 am

Ah, too bad. The original choice (Ceadr Creek) would probably have been better, but it sounds like that wouldn't have been difficult!

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