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The Pinot Talks series continued in San Francisco at The Battery, as we explored the world of Pinot Noir through the lens of California and Burgundy. It was an amazing opportunity to discuss with the panel and attendees the similarities and differences in quality, style and price, modern challenges, climate change and opportunities in winemaking.


Full Episode


Anthony Giglio
Wine Journalist Food & Wine, CBS News, Food Network, New York Times


Neil Bernardi
General Manager Kosta Browne

Ian Cauble
Master Sommelier
President and Founder

Jeremy Shanker
Master Sommelier
Michael Mina

Elaine Chukan Brown
Wine Journalist
American Specialist,

Blind Tasting

Flight 1

Vintage Wine Appellation California or Burgundy Results
2017 Migration Drum Canyon Sta. Rita Hills California
2016 Dom. Robert Chevillon "Vieilles Vignes" Nuits-Saint-Georges Burgundy
2016 Calera Jensen Vineyard Mt. Harlan California
2016 Gros Frère et Soeur "Musigni" Clos Vougeot Grand Cru Burgundy

Flight 2

Vintage Wine Appellation California or Burgundy Results
2016 Kosta Browne Cerise Vineyard Anderson Valley California
2015 Ballot-Millot "Les Santenots" Volnay 1er Cru Burgundy
2014 Vocal Lilo Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains California
2016 Dom. Lucien Boillot et Fils "Les Corbeaux" Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Burgundy

Flight 3

Vintage Wine Appellation California or Burgundy Results
2016 Dom. de L'Arlot "Les Suchots" Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Burgundy
2017 Raen Royal St. Robert Cuvée Sonoma Coast California
2016 Kosta Browne Keefer Ranch Russian River Valley California
2017 Pierre Guillemot "Le Rognet" Corton Grand Cru Burgundy

Overall Results

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