Pinot stars compete

Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits-St-Georges Clos des Porrets St.-Georges 1er Cru 2005
This is a monopole for Gouges, the legend from Nuits-St-Georges. The wine is quite tight, just a baby, packed with fruit and earthy notes with a tannic exterior. Lay this one down in the cellar. Mis au domaine in Nuits-Saint-Georges 13% $71.99 at Bottle Barn

Baileyana Edna Valley Firepeak Vineyard Grand Cuvee Pinot Noir 2005
Lots of juicy fruit and a nerve of acidity. Tasted later in the year, in December, there is also the development of more bottle bouquet to add to the complexity. Estate Grown, P&B in San Luis Obispo 14.1% $38 at the winery Baileyana

About RJ

Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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