Hot Date: Taste 50 World Class Pinot Noirs for $50 on Monday, March 25

Once a year, Sigel’s puts together a stellar lineup of pinot noirs, pops the corks, unscrews the caps and pours big glugs into nice glasses for a small group of wine lovers. Considering the caliber of the wines served and the $50 door charge, this is by far the best pinot tasting of the year.

Jasper Russo, who coordinates the event, writes that the annual event “has become such a success we  are now being approached by wineries wanting to participate months before the event. So this year we have expanded the selection to include 50 great offerings from California, Oregon, Italy and Burgundy!.”

This year, the Benchmark Pinot Noir Tasting is set for Monday, March 25, from 5:30 til 8 pm at the Park Cities Club in Dallas. Great wines, great view of downtown, great snacks, even better value.  Get your fingers moving, because this event is going to fill up fast.

Says Russo: Reservations may be made by MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover through Sigel’s. Due to the necessity of a restaurant guarantee, no cancellationswill be accepted after 12 noon, Friday March 22nd.  All reservations will be charged accordingly.  For reservations please contact:

Randy McLaughlin  214/350-1271

Jasper Russo –  214-350-1271

Here’s what’s being poured:


Pinot Noir Designation Appellation vt Press
Albert Morot Beaune Toussaints Burgundy 2009 92+rp
AP Vin Ridgetop Sonoma Coast 2011  
Argyle Sprithouse Willamette 2009 92rp
August Briggs Dijon Clones Napa 2010  
August Briggs Russian River Russian River 2010  
Bergstrom Bergstrom Dundee Hills 2009 94rp
Brewer Clifton Cargassachi Santa Rita Hills 2010 93st
Brewer Clifton Mt Carmel Santa Rita Hills 2010 93rp
Calera Central Coast Central Coast 2010 91rp
Capiaux Garys’ Santa Lucia Highlands 2007 91rp
Carte Blanche Sonoma Coast Sonoma Coast 2010  
Cherry Pie Stanley Ranch Napa 2010 90rp
Donkey & Goat Helluva Anderson Valley 2011  
Drew Morning Dew Anderson Valley 2010 93st
Drew Weir Yorkville Highlands 2009 92ws
Gregg Linn Ancient Ocean Anderson Valley 2009  
Guarachi Sonoma Coast Sonoma Coast 2010 93ws
Jadot Gevrey Chambertin Burgundy 2010  
Jadot Nuits St Georges Burgundy 2009  
Jermann Red Angel Italy 2009 92rp
Joblot Givry Clos Servoisine Burgundy 2010 91-93bh
Kutch McDougall Sonoma Coast 2010 91-93rp
Kutch Sonoma Coast Sonoma Coast 2011  
Lateitia Reserve Arroyo Grande 2010  
Lattanzio WE Bottoms Russian River 2009  
Loring Keefer Ranch Russian River 2011 90ws
Loring Rosella’s Santa Lucia Highlands 2011 91ws
Louis Boillot Volnay Angles Burgundy 2009 91rp
Melville Estate Santa Rita Hills 2010 91rp
Melville Terraces Santa Rita Hills 2010 93st
Meo Camuzet Bourgogne Burgundy 2010  
Miner Garys’ Santa Lucia Highlands 2010  
Miner Rosella’s Santa Lucia Highlands 2010  
Denis Mortet Gevrey Chambertin Burgundy 2006  
Neyers Placida Russian River 2011  
Neyers Roberts Road Petaluma Gap 2011  
Ojai Bien Nacido Santa Barbara 2010 91st
Patz & Hall Sonoma Coast Sonoma 2011  
Renee Leclerc Gevrey Chambertin Burgundy 2010  
Samsara Rancho la Vina Santa Rita Hills 2010 94+rp
Samsara Turner Santa Rita Hills 2010 94rp
Sandhi Bien Nacido Santa Barbara 2010 93st
Sandhi Santa Barbara Santa Barbara 2010  
Siduri Clos Pepe Santa Rita Hills 2010 93rp
Siduri Russian River Sonoma 2011  
Steele Sangiacomo Carneros 2009  
Steele Santa Barbara Santa Barbara 2008  
Thackery Andromeda Marin 2008  
Vision Cellars Chileno Marin 2009  
Vision Cellars los Alturas Santa Lucia Highlands 2009 90ws