In Pursuit of Balance

NYC

Tasted April 22, 2012 by cpsmith33 with 542 views

Introduction

Great event and atmosphere. Only really took some notes and put them in here - tasted more but overall these were the ones I wanted to remember.

Flight 1 (16 notes)

Red
2009 Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Isabelle USA, California
90 points
Very nice bottle, my favorite of ABC's lineup. Nice complex pinot. Earth, spice, cherry. Smooth already.
White
2010 Calera Chardonnay Central Coast USA, California, Central Coast
89 points
Solid bottle, nice and smooth but not California creamy. Apple tart. Lemon. Erin liked a lot.
Red
2010 Ceritas Pinot Noir Annabelle USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast
91 points
Very nice bottle. Nice red fruit, medium bodied, spice, minerality.
Red
1997 Calera Pinot Noir Jensen Vineyard USA, California, Central Coast, Mount Harlan
87 points
Nice experience to try. Funk, lots of it. Petroleum. Some fruit left. Past prime.
Red
2010 Hirsch Vineyards Pinot Noir The Bohan-Dillon USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast
90 points
No formal notes, but thought was very solid.
Red
2010 Kutch Pinot Noir McDougall Ranch USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast
90 points
Similar to the 2009's dark fruit and spice. Tighter. Very nice though.
Red
2009 Littorai Pinot Noir Cerise Vineyard USA, California, North Coast, Anderson Valley
91 points
Darker and more my style than the Savoy. This too needs a ton of time and not really ready.
Red
2009 Kutch Pinot Noir McDougall Ranch USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast
92 points
Had side by side with the 2010 - loved both of them. Nice darker style pinot, good minerality. Extra year versus the 2010 was worth it.
Red
2009 Copain Pinot Noir "En Haut" Kiser USA, California, North Coast, Anderson Valley
93 points
Agree with most other users, this is one of our favorites of the tasting. Very complex, smooth and easy to drink. Nice red fruit, minerality. Wish I had a bunch of these.
Red
2009 Kutch Pinot Noir Falstaff Vineyard USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast
92 points
Very nice. Dark cherry and spice, complex. Smooth.
Red
2009 Littorai Pinot Noir The Haven USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast
92 points
Favorite of their lineup. smoother and better than now. Nice fruit, smoke and earth and spice - great complexity.
White
2009 Tyler Chardonnay Clos Pepe USA, California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills
92 points
One of our favorites Chardonnay's of the tasting as well. Nice pear, baked spices. Pure.
Red
2009 Littorai Pinot Noir Savoy Vineyard USA, California, North Coast, Anderson Valley
89 points
Nice cola and spice nose. Earth. Nice minerality, needs a lot of time.
Red
2009 Tyler Pinot Noir Block Five Dierberg Vineyard USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Maria Valley
92 points
No formal notes, but another great bottle from Tyler. One of our favorites of the tasting.
Red
2009 Tyler Pinot Noir Clos Pepe USA, California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills
93 points
One of our favorites of the tasting. Very complex.
Red
2009 Twomey Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Maria Valley
90 points
Liked their Pinot's a lot - this one was great. No formal notes.
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