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Against the majestic backdrop of Aspen, Pinot Talks attendees were treated to an immersive exploration of the nuanced world of Pinot Noir, highlighting the distinctive characteristics of both Californian and Burgundian expressions. The event featured a captivating blind tasting, showcasing exceptional Pinot Noirs from across California and Burgundy, sparking lively discussions and revelations among our esteemed panelists and guests.


Regina Sanz
General Manager, Business Development Kosta Browne & Calera

Julien Howsepian
Winemaker Kosta Browne

Gary Obligacion
Director of Development Alinea Group

Desmond Echavarrie
MS Founder Scale Wine Group

Blind Tasting

Vintage Wine Appellation California or Burgundy Results SRP
2020 Louis Jadot, Clos de la Croix de Pierre Premier Cru Pernand-Vergelesses Burgundy $55
2017 Kosta Browne, Cerise Vineyard Anderson Valley California $200
2021 Roar, Rosella’s Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands California $80
2020 Bouchard Père & Fils Gevrey-Chambertin Burgundy $75
2017 Calera, Ryan Vineyard Mt. Harlan California $95
2020 Kosta Browne, Beaune Premier Cru Beaune Burgundy $130
2021 Parea, Klopp Ranch Sonoma Coast California $70

Event Photos