GDP on Wine

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz


Posted by Gregory Dal Piaz, Nov 28, 2011.

So, I'm back.

I've been , shall we say, indisposed of late.

Here I am back and fresh as ever, with a surprising recommendation. Go out and try the $12 Cavit Collection Alta Luna Pinot Noir. Seriously, it's a very pretty little wine, simple but with classic European table wine weight and balance. I could drink it all day, and recently would have if it had been around.

Anyway, as you might have noticed I've been busy lately, and expect to continue to be busy through the end of the year. Why this weekend I'm off to Italy for 3 days, which sadly will not include any of your recommended sidetrips but will result in my having a full understanding of Moscato d'Asti!

I am heading off to New Zealand in January so if want me to check out a specific producer of Kiwi Pinot, let's talk about that here!

Otherwise, let me know what Pinot's you've been drinking, and feel free to complain about my lack of stewardship here as well. Might as well get that over and done with too!


Reply by crus, Nov 28, 2011.

Gregory, you should check out our friends Rippon & Terravin whilst in NZ. We import their wines for France, and they are both great.. otherwise if you are in Paris at an early date, do drop by.. 

Reply by outthere, Nov 29, 2011.

With the drop in temperature that comes with fall I haven't been drinking very many Pinots and have graduated to Syrahs/Petite Sirahs/Zinfandels and Red Blends. But I recently picked up my very first 3 bottles of Ceritas Pinot Noir and popped one a couple days later for a look see. 

2009 Ceritas Escarpa - Black raspberry and black cherry jump from the glass, palate showing wonderful acidity and purity of fruit. Took hours to open up and reveal its' stuff. Just a baby right now, can't imagine how good this will be in 3 years or more. A real pleasure to finally taste one of these.

Reply by spikedc, Nov 30, 2011.

Hi GDP, Just finished a bottle of De Bortoli Windy Peak 2010 from the Victoria (Yara Valley) region of Australia. Reasonably priced around £7 ($10). Fairly transparent colour, medium weight, fairly subdued strawberry smell. Tasted fresh, very fruity but a little tart for me. Not bad, a reasonable drink for the price.

Reply by David Wells, Dec 1, 2011.

We had some Pinot's from Hop Kiln Winery in Sonoma, check out, and we loved them! There are lots of great Pinot winerys in Northern Sonoma County! Thanks for your tips!

Reply by comunicatistampablog, Dec 2, 2011.

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