California Pinot Noir: Elusive, Delicate, Profound.

When: Thursday, June 7
Time: 6:00 pm TO 7:30 pm
Where: Milwaukee

WHERE: MILWAUKEE YACHT CLUB (1700 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr.)

To register: Please call 414-271-4455or email

Cost: $30 per person. (Credit card number and number of people attending required at the time of registration. On the night of the tasting, please check in at the restaurant front desk to confirm your attendance.)


Elusive, delicate, profound. Silky, supple, complex. These are just a few of the adjectives used to describe Pinot Noir.

This tasting explores the fascinating world of Pinot Noir through the lens of California. We will study the major terroirs of California Pinot: Russian River, Carneros, Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Rita Hills, as well as specific vineyard sites that we believe to be Grand Cru material.

And we will push on into California’s “new style” of Pinot – wines of low alcohol, bright acidity and ethereal grace. Are these new-style Pinots blurring the boundaries of California’s and Burgundy’s best?  At this tasting, we aim to find out.

Wines to be tasted:

2015 Rochioli Russian River Valley Pinot Noir $89.99

2014 Masuút Estate Vineyard Russian River Valley  Pinot Noir $54.99

2016 Failla Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir $35.99

2016 Folk Machine Batten Down the Hatches the Storm is Coming Potter Valley Pinot Noir $29.99

2012 Domaine de la Cote Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir $49.99

2015 Arnot-Roberts  Clary Ranch Pinot Noir $69.99

2015 Morgan 12 Clones Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir $28.99

2016 Wonderwall Edna Valley Pinot Noir $22.99

2015 Sea Slopes Fort Ross-Seaview Pinot Noir $34.99

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