Pinot on the River 2009

To get ready for Pinot on the River 2011 we reviewed our notes and photos from Pinot on the River 2009.  That year, Pinot Report chief Greg Walter put together a three-day symposium before POTR.  We were lucky to attend the Saturday technical sessions.  Speakers such as Chris Donatiello (C. Donatiello Winery), Ken Juhasz (Auteur Wines), and Paul Clifton (Hahn Estate Wines).  There was a ton of technical information presented with specific wines illustrating some of the technical issues.  Outstanding.

Tent interior, Pinot on the River 2009

Tent interior, Pinot on the River 2009

Pinot on the River 2009 was held on the grounds of the Rodney Strong Vineyards.  There were several large tents, but some wineries were still pouring out in the hot sun.  (The forecast is for a high of 81 degrees tomorrow.)  We enjoyed discovering many new, really good pinot makers.  Among them were Littorai and MacPhail.

Tasting MacPhail

Tasting MacPhail

Some attendees were rushing Halloween by a few days

Some attendees were rushing Halloween by a few days

Tasting Littorai
Tasting Littorai

Other wineries we discovered include Bjørnstad Cellars, Kosta-Browne, and Freeman.

More photos of the scene at the grand tasting:

Pinot on the River, 2009

Pinot on the River, 2009

 

Pinot on the River, 2009

Pinot on the River, 2009