TN: ESJ, Luneau-Papin, Porter Creek, and an Albarino to celebrate new pup

After a couple of lonely months, we got a new pup from Basset rescue. Ruby
is 5 months old
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Some assorted wines to celebrate
With flounder, the 2009 Luneau-Papin “Semper Excelsior” Mus
cadet. Rich, almost fat style of Muscadet, but anchored by some good acids.
Pear, citrus and a touch of peach, with some mineral notes on finish. Not
especially Melon-ish, but tasty. B+
2015 Lagar de Broullon Albarino
This actually tastes more like Muscadet than the Muscadet, salty/oyster she
ll notes, snappy acids, citrus, good QPR> B+/A-
With assorted leftovers, the 2016 Edmunds St John Bone Jolly Rose. Strawber
ries, a little citrus zest, good but I didn’t pay enough attention
as it was first night with pup. Will open another soon,
With pork, the 2015 Edmunds St John Gamay noir. Screwcap, and a little redu
ctive note at first, but it blows off, and a pretty wine is there, raspberr
ies and cherries, a pleasant herby/stemmy note. Fresh and food friendly, bu
t not very long. B+/B
With skirt steak, the 2013 Porter Creek “Timbervine” Syrah
(RRV). Light for CA syrah (13.4), with pepper and herb notes I like but oth
er might not. Good acids, blackberry and black cherry fruit, light green he
rb notes, lively. 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.
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Congrats, Dale! I hope that the pup can live up to the memory of Lucy.
I don't think that I've ever had that bottling. Is it one of the extended-lees-exposure bottlings, a la Pepiere's Gras Moutons and Clisson? I'm still on the fence about these.
Good to hear about these. I just picked them up last week when visiting Steve in CA (he can't ship to IN) and have yet to try.
I also picked up a number of his "library" wines (I presume you got the same email about them). We did open one of them, the 1995 Les Cotes Sauvage with broiled rack of lamb. Wow, what a great wine! I can hardly wait to open up some of the older Syrahs I picked up.
Mark Lipton
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Mark Lipton
Hard going from a 14 yr old dog to a 5 1/2 mo old, but she's adorable
I don't think the Gras Moutons is extended? This is , along the lines of the Pepiere Clisson, and I quite like them both, but think of them more as white Burg styled rather than classic Muscadet.
Good to hear, I got a couple of those in library sale (and '94, '93 was sold out).
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