A few tasting dates-

TateDog will be pouring at following in the near term-

Salt Creek Wine , Laguna Niguel, Friday Ap 15th 6-9
Whole Foods Harrison, Oakland, Wednesday Ap 20th 4-7
Whole Foods Franklin, San Francisco, Friday Ap 22nd 4-7
Whole Foods Lafayette, Sunday May 1 3-7
Whole Foods Walnut Creek, Wednesday May 4th 4-7

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SF Chron tasting at Ft Mason

Had a great event at Ft Mason again. Showed off our silver medal winners that performed well above their price ranges. Saw a number of old friends and TateDog supporters and made numerous new friends. Day was amazing, view of my mother-in-law’s old apartment on Alcatraz was stunning, quite blue and warm out. Cheers and hope to see you there next year.

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Vintage faux pas at Whole Foods Oakland

I just realized I was pouring the 2012 and they had the 2011 for sale. If that has created a problem please let me know. They are a bit different.
Sorrry and cheers, Mike

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Tatedog 2012 Pinot Noir – Carlos Cuvee Carneros, CA

Rich, Ripe, Round, Nice Balance

180 cases

Carlos worked hard (still does) for 30+ years on this ranch. When the owner did the right thing and offered a piece of it to Carlos, he managed to buy it, build his house and plant this vineyard. The skill, knowledge, and sophistication of the owner shown through in the fruit that we tasted and harvested. Carlos and I worked together for numerous years, so I knew that the wine would turn out as it well as it did. It was a pleasure to be allowed this opportunity.

This wine is very approachable, with a nice weight and finish. It has the sophisticated yet easygoing nature of the vineyards owner. Shows moderately light reddish-umber color in the glass with a pleasing nose of black cherries, ripe berries and echoes of oak. The very tasty black cherry/ripe fruits core and hints of spice couple with a mid weight silky mouth feel and mild tannins in the elegant lingering finish. This wine will age well, but there is no need to wait. Enjoy alone on the veranda or with roasted vegetables or pork tenderloin. Works great with BBQ chicken too.

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