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Lost Canyon Pinot release party this Saturday

By Jessica Yadegaran
Tuesday, November 13th, 2007 at 10:19 am in Uncategorized.

In the spirit of supporting local (and might I add world-class) wineries, check out Lost Canyon’s Pinot Noir release party from 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 17 in Oakland (2102 Dennison St., Suite A). The small, artisan winery will be featuring a first-ever vineyard designate Pinot from the Widdoes Vineyard in Russian River Valley.

I chatted with Martha Rueca, Lost Canyon’s harvest intern and a budding winemaker in her own right, about the wine and hope to sample some and report back to you before the party.

For now: It’s a rare lot, and the harvest was quite low, about a third of what they expected. Martha called it the Goldilocks Pinot, meaning it’s juuuust right — not too much acid, not too fruity or musty. Balanced.

The wine retails for $42 and they only made 200 cases of the stuff. You can only get it at the release party. So check it out. Ten bucks gets you in and gets you charcuterie and cheese.

As an aside, the winery will have a holiday open house from 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2. Four new vintages will be poured for a total of seven wines. The cost of this bash is $25, $20 online (Dec. 1 morning is the cut off for that deal) and $10. Cheese and charcuterie galore. Serious Pinot lovers bow at the foot of Lost Canyon. Find out why.

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