We released our 2009 Pinots before the holidays this year for you to enjoy at the holiday dinner table and to be able to give as a gift. They are young but very drinkable now, if you don’t want to wait. If you happen to drink them side by side, here’s the order in which we recommend you enjoy them:
1) Lauterbach Hill, RRV–a delicate, lighter-bodied, food-friendly Pinot that pleases the palate with bright cherry and strawberry notes
2) Beresini Vineyard, Carneros–an elegant, medium-bodied, deep garnet-colored Pinot perfumed with cherry and a bit of spice
3) Corona Creek, Sonoma Coast–a fuller-bodied Pinot displaying darker fruit and a hint of roasting coffee and chocolate
Drink now or put in the cellar to enjoy a few years down the road.