Maldonado Vineyards Gets Help From Facebook in Naming New Pinot
December 14, 2012
Naming wines can be a very important endeavor to a new winemaker—and can often lead to countless hours sifting through names and label ideas.
Some outcomes aren’t so tasty: Among the funkiest, of late, rank Thierry and Guy's Fat Bastard Shiraz, Cleavage Creek Cellars Secret Reserve and a small, Montpellier restaurant's house wine lovingly named Le Vin de Merde (translated: Wine of Shit.)
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Former Central Coast politician/man-of-the-people Abel Maldonado turned to the people for help naming his new Pinot Noir with a tweet that followed a recent barrel tasting, his first, and we turned to our Facebook folks for their thoughts.
They didn’t disappoint.
Tom DeBiase: El Político Rojo. Muy Bueno.
Peter Tuff: 2012 Fiscal Insanity Pinot Noir.
Creighton “Tony” Peet balanced fine wine knowledge with a nod to economic elites: Opus 1%. Next: Occupy Maldonado Vineyards! (Not really, though, it's private property.)
Dita Baila took another angle: Red Whine & Blue.
Monterey County Herald Opinion Editor Royal Calkins gave a shout out to a former Maldonado campaign manager Brandon Gesicki with the cute, but not so accurately concocted title: Brandon Gesickstrameiner. Points for the name drop, deductions for the white-wine suffix.
And the best, which earns two movie passes to Osio Cinemas and coffees at neighboring Cafe Lumiere (920-2451), is a lyrically lofty beauty from Ann Carin Niland: G.O.Pinot.
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