Friday, October 19, 2007

Huber Vineyards Cheers For Charlotte: The Red Report

Bring on the Red!

2005 Flying Goat Solomon Vineyards Pinot Noir was my favorite pinot of the day. The 2005 Rio Vista Clone 2A Pinot from Flying Goat was hiding a bit today. According to Norm, its his shy teenage girl pinot. I have to agree, it does really open up if you give it time. We had enjoyed this wine very much at Flatbread the night before so I knew her game. Today was about tasting so no time to savor.

I had not heard of Prodigal Wines so I was interested in tasting their Pinot Noir's Both were Santa Rita Hill's Pinot and tasted very much in line with what I expect from that area. Bright fruit and a touch of spice. On to Badge Pinot Noir by Bruno D'Alfonso. This is a solid Pinot and I have to love the Ode to Eric Clapton . I admire the goal of making a wine that tastes as good as Eric Clapton sounds. The DiBruno Sangiovese is just awesome. No fancy wine tasting notes, if you having anything remotely Italian and a bit heavy, have this wine with it.

Kris Curran didn't disappoint as usual. She did make a brief appearance at the event, but had to go. We hope all went well with her dog's surgery.
Curran 2004 Syrah Four dog Blend: Simply superb syrah, delicious

Curran 2004 Syrah Black Oak Vineyard. Big and bold syrah, not for the white wine spritzer crowd. Bring on the steak.


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