We had a few pinots over the Thanksgiving weekend.
2007 Merry Edwards Olivet Lane in magnum – This served as our party bottle that we served before Thanksgiving dinner. Decanted in two stages over the course of two hours. Still pretty tight when we first started. Nose had a little pinot funk of sticks and dirt. Medium bodied with plums and red fruit and a little baking spice on the backside. Delicious pinot. Always great to have a magnum on hand when the wine is this good.
2009 Calera Central Coast – Opened this and the Kosta Browne with blackened salmon later in the weekend. Popped and poured. I had this once before and enjoyed it. Medium bodied, dark pinot fruit, ton of spice. This was really good and a great value. Really set the stage for the salmon.
2006 Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast – Opened this in honor of the #1 wine on the Wine Spectator list. Decanted for 2 hours. Very little on the nose when first opened but really opened up after the decant. Aromatics jumped out of the glass. This was definitely a wow wine. If the 09 turns out this good then it deserves #1. Great pinot fruit, bright flavors of plum, cherry, and spice. Paired great with the salmon.