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Follow our journey as we explore Pinot Noir from California and Burgundy, examining where they intersect and diverge, in hopes to learn from each.

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Eight miles from the Pacific Ocean, at an elevation just above the coastal fog, lies one of the premier Pinot Noir vineyards in Russian River Valley -  Treehouse Vineyard. 
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Previously, this land was used for grazing cattle, which meant there was no need for a source of water. To this day, water must be carted up to the vineyard to hydrate the vines. 
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Bounded by cypress trees and majestic redwoods, this 14- acre site is a natural masterpiece shaped by sun-kissed days and unique iron-rich soils that create a Pinot Noir with profound depth and complexity. 
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What are some of your favorite Russian River Pinot Noir vineyards? 
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📸: @rachidphoto 
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Have you attended a @Pinottalks event? If so, what was your biggest surprise? If not, what's a wine that's recently surprised you? 
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🎥: @lanepower 
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It has been over a year since our last #PinotTalks, and we could not be more excited to return for the first @healdsburgwineandfood Event next month! Check back for more details in the coming weeks as we announce the esteemed panelists leading the conversation.
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See our #linkinbio to learn more and to purchase tickets.
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📸: @shauntedittmar 
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It's that time of the year again - bud break! In early spring, tiny buds on the vine begin to wake up and swell. You first see the appearance of green leaves through the bud scale. Growth is slow at first; however, growth and shoot elongation accelerate as the temperature rises.
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📸: @rachidphoto 
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We are so ecstatic that @worldofpinot is happening this weekend! 
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What producers are you excited to connect with?
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📷: @worldofpinot 
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Another premier Pinot Vineyard in California is the Cerise Vineyard, located in Anderson Valley. This vineyard is on a beautiful hillside situated between 800 - 1,100ft elevation on a very steep and rocky south-facing slope in the northeast range of mountains above the town of Boonville. Its elevation and exposure place it directly in the fog layer, resulting in significant diurnal swings making for complex and well-structured wines. #TopPinotSites 
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📸: @rachidphoto 
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What do you think plays the more essential role in producing great Pinot Noir? 
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A. Growing Practices 
B. Winemaking Practices
C. Climate and Weather
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The Sonoma Coast can be considered one of Sonoma County's most enigmatic wine regions. From the wild, windswept northern coast to the gently rolling hills of the southern dairyland spanning over the county, wines from this captivating appellation have beautiful structure, depth, and poise.

What are some of your favorite Pinot Noirs produced from this region?
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 📸: @troyce.hoffman 
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Cellarman corkscrews come in various styles and types and would be commonly referred to according to the number of fingers that could comfortably be used to get a good grip. For example, this specific example is a four-finger corkscrew. The design is simple and relies on pure force to open the bottle. Some will have a little leather on the handle to add some extra grip. #toolsofthetrade
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llustration: @robinkingart 
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2021 may have been a quiet year for #PinotTalks, but we look forward to what the year 2022 may bring! 
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📸: @jasoncandrew
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When pouring the perfect glass of wine, the temperature is essential. Wine served too warm or too cold can mask delicate flavor profiles. Pinot Noir has vibrant, elegant aromas and flavors that are best highlighted when served at 54-60 degrees Fahrenheit.
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📸: @jasoncandrew 
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A Burgundian icon and capital of Bourgogne’s wine trade - The city of Beaune.

📸: @_albin_ 

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Who else agrees that Pinot Noir is the ultimate fall wine? 🙋🙋‍♀️
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📸: @jasoncandrew 
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Over the weekend, Wine Spectator held its 40th anniversary for the New York Wine Experience to celebrate some of the highest-scoring wines. 
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Congratulations to all our fellow Pinot producers!
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One of the premier vineyards in Sonoma, California - Gap’s Crown. With an elevation of 300 to 800 feet, this extremely rocky, well-drained site consistently produces powerful, concentrated Pinot noir. #TopPinotSites
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📷: @rachidphoto 
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During our #PinotTalks in San Francisco of 2019, the top sommeliers blind tasted 12 top Pinot Noir producers from California and Burgundy.
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What are some of your key indicators a red wine is from Burgundy when blind tasting? 
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Gevrey-Chambertin is one of the wine villages of the Côte de Nuits which lies along the foot of the Côte-d'Or escarpment in Burgundy, France and is home to 26 Premiers Crus Climats. Only Pinot Noir is produced here, and the wines are widely regarded as Burgundy's most full-bodied and structured with impressive longevity.
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📸: @vindebourgogne
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#Toolsofthetrade Originally designed and patented shortly after WW1, this design is known as a Zig-zag corkscrew, French Lazy Tongs corkscrew, or Compound Lever corkscrew. 
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This device uses a variety of levers to lessen the force required to pull the cork out of a bottle.
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Illustration: @robinkingart
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One of the more critical steps of a grapevine's annual lifecycle is the onset of ripening when the grapes change color from green to red and begin to sweeten. This process is known as veraison and begins late in July.
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Last month, photographer @rachidphoto captured some beautiful images of this annual cycle from the Russian River's historic vineyard, Giusti Ranch. 
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During our past #PinotTalks seminars, we explored Pinot Noir from California and Burgundy blind amongst a group of Master Sommeliers, Masters of Wine, wine writers, and top wine buyers and sommeliers, examining how the wines intersect and diverge.
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📸: @Shauntedittmar
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The unique diatomaceous earth of Sta. Rita Hills is just one of the many natural features of this region that help produce some of California's premier Pinot Noirs. #topsites 
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📸: @jasoncandrew
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During our #PinotTalks in Miami of 2020, we asked the audience some keywords to describe Pinot Noir and created a word cloud pictured here. 
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In one word, how would you describe Pinot Noir? 
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Nine Pinot Noirs from California and Burgundy tasted blind during our #PinotTalks at @ojaivalleyinn last year. 
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The growing season is ramping up for the #2021Vintage as the weather warms up here in Northern California. #pinotnoir 
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People began to truly comprehend the benefits of aging wine in the 18th century, and when bottle shape became standardized, long-term storage became a possibility. Extended aging required better corks, which resulted in a demand for a better corkscrew.
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In 1802, Edward Thomason came up with a way to extract a cork by employing a continuous turning in one direction; this device was designed to pull the cork with ease while not agitating the contents of the bottle. It’s a remarkable invention that has since inspired many additional innovations. #toolsofthetrade
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