I was quite surprised at my wine tasting last night (that I was preparing the food for). I thought it would be all Oregon Pinots. Well, not quite.
As soon as I get there, I am served a Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington. My hosts are 90% Pinot drinkers and they said they were blown away by this wine. I had a sip…smooth, velvety perfection. Feather is the name, 2009 vintage.
Next, we moved moved down a state to where I expected us to be — Oregon! We had an amazing Pinot Noir. Penner-Ash is from Willamette Valley and we enjoyed the 2011 vintage. Nothing can describe this wine unless you drink it. Nothing.
Last but not least we took a trip to the most southern state on the West Coast. We sucked it up and visited Cakebread. Darn. We sipped the 2010 Pinot Noir. Life is good.