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pinot daysMany of the events are already sold out, but you can still get your $50 ticket for the July 1st Grand Festival at Pinot Days at Fort Mason (alas, I will be busy moving):

Sunday’s Grand Tasting will showcase 170+ producers of pinot noir. This will be San Francisco’s largest single gathering of pinot producers ever. Consumers will be able to sample up to 400 pinots from every important region in California, Oregon, New Zealand and Burgundy.

...This year we will feature three different Focus Tastings, The Best of Anderson Valley, 2004 and 2005 Rosella's and Pisoni Comparison and The Best of Sonoma COast and Russian River Valley. Below are the details of the three Focus Tastings.

Pinot Days

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Steve B:

This was the first year my fiancee and I attended this event. I was pleased to find it dramatically less crowded and more relaxed than ZAP.

Our favorite wines from the show (disclaimer: we tend toward the 'bigger' style pinots -Santa Rita Hills & Santa Lucia Highlands in particular):

Anthill Farms Winery
2005 Demuth Vineyard, Anderson Valley
$38

Belle Glos
2005 Taylor Lane Sonoma Coast
$50

Ketcham Estate
2005 Russian River Valley
$38 (need to get on mailing list for this one)

Per Bacco Cellars
2005 Laetitia Vineyard
Arroyo Grande Valley
$32

Roessler Cellars
3 great wines poured:
1)05 La Brisa Sonoma Coast($30) - best value of the show
2)05 Peregrine Santa Rita Hills ($38)
3)05 Sanford & Benedict Santa Rita Hills ($46)

Row Eleven
2005 Santa Maria Valley ($36)
2004 Russian River Valley ($36)

Siduri (Love em all!)

Stoller (Oregon)
2004 Stoller Estate Pinot $40

Tantarra
2005 Pisoni Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands ($60)
2005 Gaia Vineyard Santa Rita Hills ($45)

Vision Cellars:
3 great wines:
1) 05 Rosella Santa Lucia ($50)
2) 05 Garys Vineyard Santa Lucia($48)
3) 05 La Alturas Santa Lucia ($48)
Owner "Mac" is a hoot!

Woodenhead
2005 Buena Tierra Russian River Valley

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