Good times! Ton of people moving through the place on Saturday and Sunday, met a lot of nice folks. People loved the Pinots, at least while I was within earshot….
The 2007 was dark and delicious, though next time I think I’ll decant — it was missing some of its more delicate notes. The 2008 was showing very well for a “pre-release” — many folks found it more approachable than the 2007 (which I find brooding, more complex). The 08 struck nice lean, bright dark-cherry and toasty cola notes with agreeable weight mid-palate. We sold a number of bottles.
Both 07 and 08 are young; they’ll continue to get better in the bottle for the next 3 to 5 years; the 07 likely longer, which I think will be a very special wine if I can just stop drinking it now…
Thanks to Rob Barnett and the SFWA for helping process our orders. And it was a true pleasure to be next to the Aver Family Vineyard and the San Tasti palate-cleanser folks!