Steel Cage Match! Oregon Versus California Pinot Noir

This is a Semi-Blind tasting of 2009 La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Versus 2008 Maysara Jamsheed Oregon Pinot Noir. I haven’t tasted a California Pinot Noir that I thought was WORTHY of even calling itself a Pinot Noir in 20 Years! I haven’t had a glass of La Crema in years but see it by the glass and by the bottle on various Restaurant Wine Lists where I never thought it was worthy. I call it a Semi-Blind tasting as I do know the 2 wines that were being tasted and where they were from however, I had no clue as to which wines were in either of my glasses. I asked my friends Carolina and Amanda to pour the wines and not tell me which was La Crema or which was Maysara. Just to insure any possiblity that maybe I am biased, I had both Carolina and Amanda taste the 2 wines with ME pouring them so we can see what 2 non wine experts so to speak thought of the 2 efforts. I still stand by my 9 year slogan: If it starts with the word P-I-N-O-T, White or Red as in Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc or Pinot Noir, ONLY DRINK IT FROM OREGON!

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