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Snooth User: Richard Foxall

Pinot Throw Down for West Coast Snoothers 2013

Original post by Richard Foxall, Jul 29, 2013.

So we have some interest in having a West Coast meet-up (or you can call it a throw-down) for Pinot.  Here's my opening proposal:  We'll do it very close to the Oakland Airport, to save those who are traveling in from out of town (like Emark and JonDerry) from having extra travel if they want to fly.  This would give LuchaVino a chance to attend to, or our friends from up in British Columbia.  Or we can go partway and do it in Carmel if folks from down south want to drive.

My suggestion for a time would be around Veteran's Day in case anyone gets that time off.  I'm open to other times as well. I can't do Columbus Day weekend (who gets that off?  Public servants like me... and I plan to be in Napa that weekend) but later in October could work.  I have a couple ideas for the restaurant (we can even do it at my home, but it could be kind of tight). 

Basic structure would be that each couple or participant brings one to two bottles of Pinot.  We should try to have representatives of Santa Rita Hills, Santa Lucia Highlands, RRV, Sonoma Coast "The True," Anderson Valley, Oregon and Burgundy.  All the better if we can get Sta Ynez, Carneros and maybe split the Burgundy into Cote de Beaune and Cote de Nuits.  I can provide the SLH (Roar) and Anderson (Toulouse or Goldeneye) pretty easily, also Sonoma and Burgundy if necessary (I think OT and JD respectively have better holdings in those areas).  I can also step aside on some of those and kick in Carneros or Oregon. 

It would be cool if we could time it for one of GdP's trips, too.

Send me any ideas and please, let me know if you are interested even if I didn't mention you.

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Reply by JonDerry, Nov 7, 2013.

*Bump

Still waiting on this cover story!

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Reply by SecretSanta, Nov 7, 2013.

The luster of the moment is fading.

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Reply by outthere, Nov 7, 2013.

I hear the editing staff had their hands full with this one. ;)

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Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Nov 7, 2013.

I just came back to see what was going on.

I know bad me!

Anyway, Foxy's email went to spam, I just recovered it.

It will be live soon.

My apologies for the delay!!

 

 

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Reply by SecretSanta, Nov 7, 2013.

"Foxy's email went to spam"

Hahahaha!

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Reply by outthere, Nov 7, 2013.

The article is up.

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Reply by JonDerry, Nov 8, 2013.

Nice getting your reflexes Fox...liked the part about our prejudices.

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Reply by outthere, Nov 8, 2013.

Unless they send out an email announcement the article won't get any hits.

 

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Reply by dmcker, Mar 22, 2014.

Jennifer, next time this event happens and you can make it, just pick up something from Clos Jordanne--no need to worry about caravanning down through WA and OR. Though roadtrips are, of course, fun.  ;-)

Seems like even if syrah is next there's no need to not do another pinot gathering. Plenty of ground yet to cover...

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Reply by JonDerry, Mar 22, 2014.

Definitely agree about revisiting the Pinot Noir situation...I felt like I didn't rep Burgundy very well after all but luckily GdP came through with the goods.

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Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Mar 24, 2014.

Lucky indeed. We should start planning round 2!

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Reply by Lucha Vino, Mar 25, 2014.

Indeed! I missed round one and would love to join in on round two.

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