Jermann 2012 “Red Angel on the Moonlight” Pinot Nero, Friuli

Pinot Nero is Italian for Pinot Noir, but  the Nero is much more Italian than Pinot. Winemakers in northeastern Italy don’t typically make Pinot is the French style, as most everyone else does. It shouldn’t surprise you that they march to a different tune,...

Saintsbury 2009 “Brown Ranch” Pinot Noir

Most descriptions of Saintsbury Winery will include the word “pioneer” somewhere within the first paragraph. Go one and google it: you will get over 3.5 million pages describing how the winery is a pioneer in California. Saintsbury does have a place in our...