WTN: Etna, CA Rhine white, Burg Piedmont reds

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Thursday we had hot dogs on the patio, with the 2016 Keller “Von De
r Fels” Riesling Trocken.
Dry but with sweet pit fruits, ginger, wet rocks. Good acids, crisp. B+

Some lovely days and before dinner a few nights we sat on front porch. The  
2016 Terre Nere Etna Bianco had ripe peach fruit, a little waxy note, but n
ot enough acid to stay lively. Have liked more in past vintages. C+/B-

With yakitori chicken, rice with nori, bok choy in oyster sauce the 1998 Ma
carini “La Serra” Barolo. I had this standing up as a backu
p for a tasting couple weeks ago, rather than return to racks just opened a
nd decanted it. Took a while to get its stride. Red fruit, violets, a littl
e funky edge that veered between barnyard and truffle. Got some tar after a
 while. With a couple hours air this was quite lovely, balanced young Nebbi
olo with a long finish. A-/B+

Saturday I hit the butcher for a couple of 30 day dry aged rib steaks, gril
led and served  over herb salad with horseradish/caper dressing. That recip
e was suggested as a Petite Sirah pairing, but I felt like young Burgundy.  
I was a little worried the 2010  Rollin “Ile des Vergelesses?
?  Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru might be closed, but it was lively and app
roachable, Rich raspberry and cranberry fruit, earth, smoke. There’
s some tannin but not aggressive. Good acids, long finish. I should buy mor
e Rollin. B+/A-

Sunday some scallops from our local farmers market, rapini and Swiss chard  
from CSA, pasta with pesto and the 2009 Bedrock “Caritas” .
 This is a Bdx blend (60 Sem/40 SB). Full and rich, but overoaked. This is  
my last one, I kept hoping for better integration, but not yet. C+/B-

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: WTN: Etna, CA Rhine white, Burg Piedmont reds
On 6/12/18 1:52 PM, DaleW wrote:
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I love this bottling.  Many of the Keller wines are priced beyond my
pocketbook, especially so since Jean's not a Riesling fan (and certainly
not a Bueker :P) but this one hits my sweet spot for pricing and style.

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I had to Google the encepagement of this wine.  What a strange mixture!

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I've been buying Rollin when I see it offered after it was touted as a
rare unchaptalized Burgundy.  In my limited experience they take a long
time to open up fully, but they do reward patience.  I've got the '06
and '12 IdV.  I'll bring one the next time I'm headed your way.

Mark Lipton

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Re: WTN: Etna, CA Rhine white, Burg Piedmont reds
On Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 2:02:37 PM UTC-4, Mark Lipton wrote:
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Yes, I buy every vintage


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Well I think it's mostly Carricante and Catarrato, with only tiny amounts o
f some other indigenous grapes. So not so strange for Sicily


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Always happy to try Rollin, always happy to see you. Hope you are doing ok  
with your tasks.

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