Thursday, March 13, 2008

Glass Stopper Pinot Goodie!!!

On my dedicated search for the beautiful grape (Pinot)..I ordered a mixed case..which contained a few wines from the U.S. of America.
Calera Wine Company Pinot Noir 2006
Central Coast, California, U.S.A.

Pale 'Pinot' colour..all you Cabernet Sauvignon lovers close your eyes...and a pale rim...aroma..well..can't remember the last that was so strong on fresh strawberries(although others get raspberries)...some black cherries..but it's the red fruit that dominates as you first sip this one....
a fruit driven wine, soft..creamy texture...
well-balanced, with fine-grained tannins that will assure a good future. Most of the grapes come from the cool slopes of Santa Clara and Santa Barbara..and that is the style here..14% alcohol..but just so nicely put together..I almost finished the bottle...
Points 17+

But..I have a question...the bottle had a glass stopper..
do you stand it up when you want to 'lay it down'?


Shannon said...

Hi Barry,

My name is Shannon and I'm the editorial assistant at Following up on a recent email invitation to be a part of our newly launched Foodbuzz Featured Publisher program, I just want to reiterate that I am very impressed with the quality of your posts. I would love to send you more details about the program, so if you are interested, please email me at

I think the glass tops are a nice look and you can put it back on if you don't finish the bottle.


Shannon Eliot
Editorial Assistant,

noble pig said...

You don't have to lay down the bottle if you don't want to. However, it will not protect your wine once opened so use another stopper.

This new glass stoppers have had very good results when wines using them have been tested for techinal faults such as reductive qualities.

The problem is that they require special bottles to be used with them and wineries would have to change out their whole bottling line. A huge expense. I think they are great.

Joe said...

Hi Barry, I have had a number of California pinots, and so far I like the Santa Barbara wines better than the Napa/Sonoma-styled pours. I'm pretty sure I have had this before, but not sure...

Edward said...


I have a glass stoppered bottle of German riesling at home to try. Was going to wait till I visited the local bratwurst store though. . .

My bottle is lying down, so it can fit in the 'cellar'

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