IPOB 2014 - San Francisco - March 10, 2014
San Francisco, CA
Anthill – Au Bon Climat – Bluxome – Calera – Ceritas – Chanin – Cobb – Copain – Domaine de la Cote – Drew – Failla – Flowers – Hanzell – Hirsch – Knez – Kutch – LaRue – LIOCO – Liquid Farm – Littorai – Matthiasson – Mount Eden – Native9 – Ojai – Peay – Red Car – Sandhi – Soliste – Twomey – Tyler – Varner – Wind Gap
Seminar 1: Vine Age and Pinot Noir
Time: 10am - 11am
Moderator: Alder Yarrow, wine writer, Vinography.com
Description: Does vine age matter? Wine professionals debate the relative merits of old vs. young vines, and whether vine age makes a difference in the quality of a wine. What exactly constitutes an "old" vine? How does vine age effect viticultural and winemaking decisions, terroir expression, clonal expression, ageabilty and the overall quality of a pinot noir? Moderator Alder Yarrow will address these questions, accompanied by a panel of IPOB winemakers. Attendees will taste through a selection of pinot noirs chosen to highlight the complex question of vine age.
Seminar 2: Defining Ripeness in Pinot Noir
Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm
Moderator: Dr. Jamie Goode, wine writer, Wineanorak.com
Description: Ripeness is one of the great debates in the wine world today. Is ripeness entirely subjective or can it be quantified with scientific measures such as alcohol percentages and pH? The question of what is ripe has become one of the most controversial and divisive questions amongst winemakers, wine critics and consumers. Moderator Dr. Jamie Goode will take on this thorny topic, together with wine writer Jordan MacKay and a panel of IPOB winemakers. A selection of pinot noirs will be poured to accompany the discussion.
IPOB Consumer Tasting
Time: 6pm - 9pm*
A walk-around tasting featuring the pinot noirs and chardonnays of IPOB's thirty-two member wineries.
*Seminar ticket holders may opt to attend the afternoon trade tasting from 1-4pm, instead of the evening tasting. You must still purchase a ticket for the consumer tasting, and then email us at email@example.com to change your registration to the trade tasting.
Hosted by Rajat Parr and Jasmine Hirsch.
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Bluxome Street Winery
53 Bluxome Street
In Pursuit of Balance
In Pursuit of Balance seeks to promote dialogue around the meaning and relevance of balance in California pinot noir and chardonnay. IPOB was created by Rajat Parr of RN74 and Sandhi Wines, and Jasmine Hirsch of Hirsch Vineyards, to celebrate wineries striving to produce balanced pinot noir and chardonnay in California. Our first event was held in San Francisco in 2011.