Wednesday, March 14, 2012

2008 DuNah Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir Russian River Valley on TV Tuesday Live



I was stoked to hear the second wine in this series would be a Pinot from DuNah Vineyard and Winery. Over the past couple years I have become a huge fan of this boutique wine producer. Tonights guest with Scott Jordan was owner Rick Dunah and included bloggers tampawinewoman, myvinespot, awanderingwino plus yours truly.

Located just south of Sebastopol on 44 acres which includes the Sonoma Coast Appellation and Russian River Valley Appellation, the winery was founded by Rick and Diane DuNah who by the way retired from their first careers. The winemaker for their portfolio is none other than Greg La Follette known worldwide for producing award winning Pinot and Chardonnay.

Pouring the wine into the glass the aromas screamed Russian River Valley. Wild cherry combined with an earthy mushroom aroma is classic pinot. Cinnamon spice, clove with hints of herbal notes are so pleasing to the nose.

Impressive Pinot Noir and as Dezel would ask "Hey Miles you enjoy this one?" Yes I loved this one Dezel LOL. Wonderful juicy cherry from start to finish. Hints of fresh strawberry with an excellent balance of spice. So elegant and silky smooth. The wine really evolves the longer opened. Day 2 I tasted cranberry along with the cherry and strawberry. Once Rick mentioned serving salmon with this wine our mouths all watered.

Scott as always a pleasure tasting and participating in the show. Rick your winery produces some amazing pinot, thank you for sharing with us. My blogger friends we were truly spoiled tonight and I can't think of a better group to spend TV Tuesday with. Want to learn more about their wines and winery click the link DuNah Vineyard & Winery

Cheers
Dan

1 comment:

Dezel said...

Nice post and description, Miles. I thought the show was very informative and the wine showed very well. A win–win situation. Cheers!