We talk about it in our wine tastings all the time- this wine sees 20% new French oak; that one spends time in neutral barrels; another is entirely in stainless steel. And it’s all well and good to talk in a cerebral way about barrel treatment, but what does it mean? This week, we’ll taste four wines, all the same varietal, Pinot Noir, and but with four different barrel treatments. There’ll be one that’s entirely in stainless steel, another that sees neutral French oak, one in Hungarian oak and another with substantial new French oak. We’ll taste them in succession so you can start putting flavor profiles together in your head and know a little more thoroughly what to expect as you shop for wine. The tasting is the tiniest bit pricier than our usual Saturday tasting, as Pinot and oak don’t come cheaply, but at $16 plus tax and tip, it’s still an excellent value. The tasting begins at 2:00 and we’ll have samples ready and waiting for you if you give us a call at 326-9363 to place your order. We look forward to seeing you.
The zoom tasting begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, march 13th, and the meeting number is 848 8562 2639. The passcode is 038276.
You can see the tasting order and the pricing here.
2018 Saget la Perrière “La Petite Perrière,” France
2018 Ghostwriter Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz County
2014 Molnar Family “Poseidon Vineyard” Pinot Noir, Carneros
2016 Ramey Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley