January 28, 2009
Scott Paul Wines 2006 Willamette Valley La Paulée Pinot Noir, about $40
Pinot heads take note: John Winthrop Haeger, author of the new Pacific Pinot Noir: A Comprehensive Winery Guide, will be signing books and pouring wines tomorrow at Z Cuisine from 6 to 8 pm, and at Mondo Vino on Friday from 4 to 7 pm. Haeger’s book focuses exclusively on what he calls the “pinot zone” that runs from Oregon down to Santa Barbara—an area that put out gems like Scott Paul’s La Paulée, a cashmere-textures, elegant, organically-grown pinot from a tiny winery that set up shop in Oregon in 2006. He’ll be pouring it at Z tomorrow; stop in to see what else he can turn you on to.