Thursday, October 4, 2007

Bien Nacido Pinot Punch Downs: Yeast 1, Me 0


The 2007 Block Q Bien Nacido Pinot Noir was at it peak fermentation last Tuesday. Punch down's at this point are way better at working my core than most of the pilates and yoga I've done. They should seriously work this routine into a Boot Camp class. Even still, this is way better than my day job!

Its an exciting time to see the yeast hard at work making what's going to be great pinot if you look at the track record for this wine. The 2005 J Wilkes Block Q Bien Nacido Pinot Noir just got 90Pts from Robert Parker. I was fortunate enough to taste the 2006 vintage right before bottling. Its just spectacular. Lovely fruit, notes of spice and cola and a fabulous well rounded mouth feel.

I think the 2006 will be available next spring. I'd look for it at Wine Country in Los Olivos if you are up touring SB County. Jeff himself comes in to pour his wines there on occasion.

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