Being seduced by Pinot Noir
has never been so irresistible!
Pinot Noir Shootout Results Available
March 25, 2008
On Sunday, March 2, 2008 consumers, press and trade will
gather for the remarkable “Passionate about
Pinot Noir Summit.” Held at Fort Mason in
San Francisco, an extraordinary array of palates will gather
to assess “the best of the best,” from the 6th
Annual Pinot Noir Shootout finals held on January
The 6th Annual Pinot Noir Shootout included Pinots from
around the globe, including France, Italy, Australia (including
Tasmania), and New Zealand. Stateside, California and Oregon
dominate the wine submissions; however, Pinots have also
come in from Michigan, Pennsylvania, and New York.
Unique aspects of the PN Shootout:
- The most comprehensive and focused tasting of Pinot
Noir in the US, utilizing an incredibly diverse panel
- Just 32 wines are tasted by the experts
per day (four flights of eight wines each), allowing
the judges to be completely immersed, focused and
fair to the wines.
- There’s no palate fatigue as a factor.
- The wines are tasted completely blind without reference
to appellation, vintage or price.
Ellen Landis tasting as
part of the
The Summit will carry the theme through as above allowing
the attendees to taste the wines blind and compare their
findings to the panel’s at The Final Showdown.
- The Pinot Noir Shootout is the only competition in
which the judges’ conclusions are put to the
test by an unbiased panel of wine lovers.
The Pinot Noir Shootout continues to explore
and assess the reactions and preferences of women versus
men, in regards to Pinot Noir. This year, descriptors and
scores of the female and male panelists will be denoted,
as well as the reactions of the Pinot Noir Summit attendees,
in an attempt to discover whether women and men prefer
different wine styles.
of the Vine, International Wine Review, Wineworks
Pinot Noir Summit
March 2, 2008 ~ Noon to 7:30 p.m.
Gate Room, Fort Mason, San Francisco CA
- 40 top-rated Pinot Noirs in a blind tasting,
- Enjoy Pinot Noir Workshops conducted by expert winemakers,
viticulturists and wine educators
- Pinot Noir Shootout Ceremony
- Reception featuring top Pinot Noir winemakers showcasing
their wines with specially paired hors d’oeuvre
- Meet and taste with Top Pinot Noir Winemakers
We do not disclose the wines that will be tasted in the blind
tasting...that would ruin the fun and the challenge.
Here is a partial list of the wineries that will join
us for the Wine Reception. New wineries being added
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