Night of the 1000 Pinots (ok, at least 5-6)

Dorian is back from Oregon with a list of Pinot's for us.  We will cover the range from $11 to $55, some you can get here in NYC, and some you can't.  None will be on the Modern's Wine List and hence we can bring our own for BYOB Sunday at the Modern!

WINE LIST, UPDATED with descriptions.

1 WHITE: 2010 Pinot Gris, Erath - Enticingly fragranced with honeydew melon, rose petals and bread dough, this wine could not be a lovelier example of one of Oregon’s favorite varietals. Flavors of green apple, Meyer lemon and a hint of banana offer a mouth-watering juicy palate. The clean, brisk finish begs another luscious fruit-filled sip.

5 RED:

2010 Pinot Noir, Erath - Bright red cherry, violets, vanilla and pie crust aromas, punctuated by an alluring smokiness, are a vivacious introduction to this Oregon vintage. A sweet approach leads to a satiny mouthful of red plum, cranberry and sage. Food friendly acidity allows for a spirited, lasting finish.

2010 Pinot Noir, Eola Hills - With its flavors of raspberry and cherry soda, this a simple Pinot Noir. A slight grassy note comes through on the finish.

2010 Pinot Noir Reserve, Montinore Estate - Aged in oak for 20 months, it boasts vibrant, complex aromas of red berries, cedar, cinnamon, vanilla and sandalwood. On the palate, it opens to ripe cherry, raspberry and mocha accents supported by a medium body and full, fine grained tannins. Closes sweet, spicy and long, with lingering floral character and impressive clarity.

2009 Pinot Noir, Firesteed - Beautiful color with penetrating aromas that begin with a presence of black currant, graphite, hints of earth and undertones of espresso. Bright yet plush, with black cherry, blackberry, currant, licorice, chocolate and smoke flavors, all neatly layered for complexity. Firm, solid tannins provide good structure, weight and a great mid-palate grip. Long finish rounds out this wine.

2009 Pinot Noir (Cuvée), Dobbes Family Estate - Aromas of wet leaves and mild toasted oak.  Ripe plums, dark cherries and subtle tannins rounded out the flavors. This is ripe but attractively fresh with briar and floral hints on the mostly dark pinot fruit suffused nose. There is good depth to the silky and admirably pure middle weight flavors that possess good phenolic maturity to the supporting structural elements, all wrapped in a clean, agreeably dry and austere finish. This will not be for everyone as the austerity is not subtle but I very much like the linear, focused and well-balanced finale.  

The menu is here below, but for some reason only the tasting is coming up, but you will be able to see the options.  Pricing for each individual option must be on another part of the site.  But at least you can get an idea. http://themodernnyc.com/_pdfs/_menus/dining_dinner.pdf

Again, our non-profit fee includes wine, paypal fee, meetup fee, and if there are more than 8 we will use the remaining money for a little bit of appetisers.  If there are 8 or less we will eliminate one of the cheaper reds (1 bottle per 2 people restaurant rule, plus may be an extra ;-)).  Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday the 16th! 

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  • Kelly

    Dorian made some spectacular pinot choices. So much so that I have to find one of them and buy it. Doesn't happen often enough for me and pinots!

    January 6, 2013

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  • Dorian
    Search and Rescue, Assistant Organizer
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  • Kelly
    Reconnaissance, Organizer
    Event Host
  • David G.
    Assistant Organizer

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    Great wine sellection, mention the group to Chris.

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