If you love Pinot Noir you probably have heard of the PinotReport. It’s a wonderful newsletter written and published by Greg Walter, former Wine Spectator Editor. Greg calls himself the writer, taster, editor, publisher and chief bottle and wine glass washer for PinotReport. In 1981, Greg took a job as an editorial assistant for The Wine Spectator. He had a 14 year career with them, rising from editorial assistant to senior editor and ultimately serving six years as the magazine’s president. He left The Wine Spectator in 1994. He has since written a book and been a consulting editor and publisher for several magazines through his firm, The Carneros Group.
As I read the first line of the PinotReport, I knew it was something special. He says that his fascination with a great Pinot Noir is as much about the people involved in making the wine, the wine regions, and the foods that match well at the table. – in short, the lifestyle surrounding the wines. (sound familiar…?) If you’d like to read the PinotReport newsletter you must have a subscription. You can subscribe here.
I sent Greg a bottle of the Passaggio 2012 UNMARKED Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir a few months back for review. I have held my breath ever since (well, not literally but you get the picture) Much to my surprise, I received an email this week stating that my Pinot Noir had been reviewed in the PinotReport. Needless to say, I was a bit apprehensive to open the email. When I did, I was very surprised and humbled. The Passaggio 2012 Sonoma Coast Pinot got a 92.