TN: Burg proper and Beaujolais, Loire, 83 Sonoma

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A friend was in town on a break from helping with an elderly in-law, we inv
ited her for dinner. Started with some Spanish marinated mussels, with the  
Brun (Terres Dorees) FRV 100. Light, fun, slurpilicious with candied cherry
 and pomegranate. B+/B

Dinner was bouillabaisse with the 2016 Domaine des Marrans Beaujolais Blanc
. Clean, granny smith, good acids. B

Friday was leftovers- pork tenderloin, butternut squash, broccoli.

1983 Buena Vista “Private Reserve “ Cabernet Sauvignon (Car
neros, Sonoma)
Not much experienced with this longtime winery. This was quite alive- red f
ruited, cedary, more acid left than tannin. Not real complex, but it was ch
eap at auction. B

2015 Bouchard Bourgogne Reserve (not sure I’ve ever seen Reserve us
ed in Burgundy before)
Ripe black cherry, simple and straighforward. B-

Baked flounder, bulgur, spinach
2012 Pepiere Ch.Thebaud Clos des Morines Muscadet
Big full and rich yet maintaining Muscadet tensile acidity. Pears and rocks
. B+/A-

Took Betsy to Saint George in Hastings as an early birthday dinner. We shar
ed salad, gnocchi with mushrooms, coq au vin, and duck breast (and Betsy ha
d chocolate mousse). I had carried the 1996 Castagnier Bonnes Mares. Really
 nice showing - firm acids, just a bit of tannin remaining, good black cher
ry fruit accented with smoke and coffee. Nice length. A-


Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent wine,
 B a good wine, C drinkable. Anything below C means I wouldn't drink at a p
arty where it was only choice.Furthermore, I offer no promises of objectivi
ty, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency.

Re: TN: Burg proper and Beaujolais, Loire, 83 Sonoma
On 12/3/18 12:03 PM, DaleW wrote:

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For as long as I've been aware, Buena Vista has been more of a tourist
trap than a quality-conscious winery.  Along with Gundlach-Bundschu,
you'll see parking lots filled with buses during the touristy months.
This sounds like about as a good a showing for that wine as I could hope
for.


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Is this different from the standard Ch. Thebaud bottling?

Thanks for the notes!
Mark Lipton


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Re: TN: Burg proper and Beaujolais, Loire, 83 Sonoma
On Monday, December 3, 2018 at 1:07:43 PM UTC-5, Mark Lipton wrote:
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(Carneros, Sonoma)
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I had low expectations, but was happy enough- this was maybe $20 all in in  
mixed lot
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ocks. B+/A-
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I think it's the only Ch. Thebaud wine Pepiere makes

https://www.bowlerwine.com/wine-or-spirit/chateau-thebaud-clos-des-morines-
muscadet-sevre-et-maine

https://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine64583

Re: TN: Burg proper and Beaujolais, Loire, 83 Sonoma
On 12/3/18 12:07 PM, Mark Lipton wrote:
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Didn't the original Buena Vista winery become Frank Family?

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