I was only able to chew on one side of my mouth after a rather disagreeable trip to the dentist, so I was cooking a mushy dinner of cheesy polenta and eggs. I fancied an uncomplicated bottle to accompany my dinner and multiple ibuprofen tabs so I popped open Block Nine Caiden’s Vineyards Pinot Noir 2011. Block Nine was established to offer Pinot enthusiasts on a budget more of a middle range option between higher priced mid-market Pinot and mass-produced inexpensive bottles. Headed by winemaker and Pinot Noir specialist Larry Levin from Dry Creek Vineyard, Robert Mondavi and Ravenswood fame [to name just a few], Block Nine only makes Pinot Noir. Although the label suggests a single vineyard, through his many connections, Levin sources grapes from select vineyards in various California growing regions.
100% Pinot NoirCalifornia
Cellared & Bottled by Block Nine, St. Helena
Enjoy now thru 2015