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California Pinot Noir

March 11, 2009 Leave a comment
Porter Creek Pinot Noir

Porter Creek Pinot Noir

I saw online last night that Eric Asimov had an article in the NYT today about California Pinot Noirs, and since we took a trip to Northern Sonoma County last October to visit vineyards, I went staight for the article. It turned out to be written from Healdsburg, where we stayed. And it turns out to be the featured article in the Dining section of the print edition, with a cute accompanying drawing of a tipped-over wine glass with red wine pouring out into the shape of California.

In reading the article last night, I was of course on the lookout for mentions of the vineyards we visited. The thrust of the article is that a lot of California pinots are overdone, but there is now a most welcome counter-revolution, with several vintners returning to lighter wines. Here is the opening passage:
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