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A daily-drinker Pinot Noir... need some suggestions

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by ken2v, Dec 14, 2020.

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  1. ken2v

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    For you grapers out there, what would you suggest in the either-side-of-$20 (list price) range for Pinot? I know Meiomi will get some love, as it should, and hope to open it up past there. We are flexible on region and style: Hard-candy fruit is OK; thinner, acid-driven, too. Thanks.
     
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    We like Adelsheim from Oregon...
    Also, since WD drinks it more than I, Coppola Diamond Collection.
    I tend to order from Wine.com since it’s easier for me to get over here in Honolulu. So far the FedEx driver hasn’t included an AA flyer with my shipments.
     
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    The wife seconds the Coppola suggestion. But right now it is hot chocolate and bailey’s. :)
     
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    :thumbsup: Adelsheim was one of the wines at our wedding.
     
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    There ya go! Always stick with a sure thing!
     
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    A to Z Wineworks, another one from Oregon.
     
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    If you can find them down there ... several Okanagan wineries (BC interior) make great pinots. Spearhead (friends of mine own it) is one of them. A range in price from low 20s to 40ish (Canadian $$ so almost free to you ... ;)

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    Testarossa Pinot is one of my favorites.
    I think they are in Los Gatos.
    I order a couple times a year and even my snooty” Cab Only “ friends enjoy their Pinot.
     
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    I'm not a wine person, but Olema has been the Pinot Noir I usually buy. I will check out Meiomi. Already have a Total Wine trip planned this weekend.
     
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    Indeed. But diversity is fun. Hence my question. We are still loaded up on Sta. Rita Hills Pinot from our tenure there so we do get a sure thing. They're also almost exclusively not daily drinkers -- though we try -- because of the $$$.
     
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    It was quite a while back when I last graced (? lol) the Okanagan. Wine and golf were both outstanding!! Are they more northerly vineyards because of the heat?
     
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    Yes, a great location for a golf/wine holiday. The southern part is the north end of the interior desert (Osoyoos). As well, it's only a little over an hour north of Gamble Sands. Tons of great courses scattered throughout. Sergio even bought a couple of condos at Predator Ridge after the Skins Game was held there about 20 years ago.

    The valley is a couple hundred miles long. You're right, depending on latitude, elevation and the direction the vineyards face, there is quite a difference in grape growing. A lot of good shiraz grown in the southern part. The pinots like cooler temps (particularly at night), so are grown mostly around Kelowna. A lot of great whites, too.

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    It's like a BIG Santa Ynez Valley, but our grape-geography-of-the-world orientation is west-to-east, not north-to-south.
     
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    I don't always drink wine, but when I do, I prefer Chateau Ste Michelle.
     
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    We find that we enjoy the Coppola Diamond wines, for the money. They have a Monterey Pinot and an Oregon Pinot for about ~$15, and those are heavily in our daily drinker rotation. A to Z and Adelsheim are in there as well.
     
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    Last I checked we have 555 wineries within spitting distance.
    Got lots more to check... gotta get back to ya.... :santa:
     
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    You must have super spit power.
     
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    Vennstone is a must try. Created by Joseph Wagner to fill the Pinot void after he sold Meomi. I used to love Meomi, but since it was sold to a mass producer it tastes a little less robust to me. The Wagner family makes some really great wines between Caymus and Copper Cane.
     
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    Never blaspheme again Meiomi. lol

    Yep, a good portfolio.
     
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    Since we have Pinotphiles on this thread ... last night's wine (as posted on the booze thread). Kathy blended '12 and '13 for this uniquely labeled Fiddlehead:

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