In honor of my daughter who is home for the holidays (just before moving to Portland, Oregon) we had a 2007 Maysara "Asha" Pinot Noir with clay pot rosemary chicken, homegrown mashed potatoes, homegrown Knight shell peas, and homegrown carrots made with the chicken. It was a lovely meal, and the pinot reflected the Oregon vintage. Maysara usually has a deep blueberry, dark cherry vein in its wines with a richness to the flavors, with good acidity, and a certain leanness which I like. The 2007 was quite good but not stellar as the leanness of the vintage came through a bit more than I'd like. I preferred the "estate cuvee" in this vintage. If you haven't tried Maysara and its wines from the bio-dynamically farmed Momtazi estate vineyard, I'd recommend them.
in Trinidad, CA, by the sea