Today’s Quick Sip is Chronicle Wines' 2009 Anderson Valley Cerise Vineyard Pinot Noir. I received this wine from a small, family-owned and operated California-based business called Uncorked Ventures. The business is run by two brothers-in-law, Matt Krause and Mark Aselstine, and specializes in offering small-production, hard-to-find wines from California, Oregon, and Washington. And judging by the two wines I received, these two young men, who are wine enthusiasts themselves, have a knack for seeking out wines with some bottle age on them too -- which is something you typically don’t find with most wine clubs. For example, the second bottle I received is a 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon, which I hear is drinking nicely right now. If you enjoy discovering good quality wines from small producers, then check out the Uncorked Ventures homepage for further information. Mark is also pretty active on Twitter so you can send him a tweet at @wineclubguy if you have any comment or questions. As for the Pinot Noir, please check out my tasting note below. Mike Hengehold and James MacPhail of Chronicle Wines did a nice job with this bottling.
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