Fort Mason Pinot tasting and the dead skunk in the middle of the road

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Fort Mason Pinot tasting and the dead skunk in the middle of the road

Postby GeoCWeyer » Fri Jul 07, 2006 5:10 pm

I was fortunate enough to attend the Sunday June 26th tasting. It was the first large one grape event I have attended. After the first hour and a half my palate was completely fried.

I did encounter 4 different wines that I couldn't even get to my lips. The skunky odor was so strong and overpowering These wines weren't corked and it wasn't brett. I have never encountered this before. What causes it? One winemaker I spoke with a few days later told me that it comes from over-ripe fruit with split skins and poor winemaking.

I did find a few little gems. I placed my self on their mailing lists and promptly forget which ones they were. I do recall one was Windy Oakes. I loved their Reserve Pinot.
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Re: Fort Mason Pinot tasting and the dead skunk in the middle of the road

Postby Gary Barlettano » Fri Jul 07, 2006 5:26 pm

Interesting. In my own little world of taste I find that the more "repulsive" the nose of the Pinot Noir is, the more promising the taste experience. But, then again, you should see (or rather smell) some of the cheeses I eat.
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