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A comparison of two American Gamays
Over the weekend, Jean and I decided to do a comparative tasting of two of our favorite domestic Gamays, Edmmunds St. John Bone-Jolly from the Sierra Foothills of CA and Chateau Grand Traverse Gamay...
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TN: Hirtzberger Gru Ve
With roast chicken, leftover mushroom risotto, and arugula the 2016 Hirtzbe rger ? Rotes Tor? Gruner Veltliner Federspiel (I had origin ally gotten this out thinking I?d get some oily fish, but ende...
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3 months ago
TN: Rioja, Navarro, Yvonne, Vino Nobile, and a wine from Milan in Santa Cruz
Friday we went to visit a friend in her new apartment, she made cauliflower /chickpea curry, a salad, and a pear tart, as well as serving some nice che eses. 1994 Paterno Vino Nobile di Montepulc...
3 months ago
TN: weekend wines (Bdx, Burg, RRV, Loire, Champagne)
Friday- Oysters on halfshell, bluefish with a mayo/lime coat, potatoes, sau teed spinach , and eye of the goat beans 2014 La Barbotaine Sancerre Citrus, apple, a little grass, modest length. Compet...
3 months ago
TN: 9 bottles (8 red, 1 white) of Cos d'Estournal
6 of our Bdx group regulars and 2 guests met at Bobby Van?s for a C os d?Estournel vertical Tues night Nice group, I enjoyed my crab ca kes and ribeye( and B-sprouts, fries, hash browns, missed out ...
3 months ago
Confused About Georges Duboeuf Wines
Not the wines themselves. I suppose you could say I'm confused by the business model (for lack of a better phrase). I have noticed that there are any number of estates (Chateau de Saint-Amour, Chate...
3 months ago 1
TN: St Patrick's last minute party
A pre-St Patricks party Saturday was cancelled due to host?s illnes s, so I had a solo dinner while Betsy had a concert in city. With broiled s mall mackerels, rice, and broccoli rabe, the 2016 Koe...
3 months ago 2
TN: Rhones, plus ESJ and Vouvray
With berbere-spiced roast chicken, the 2018 Edmunds St John Heart of Gold. Drinking well, lemon zest over ripe pear and melon. Balanced, vibrant, tas ty. B++ Over to Dave?s for local non-serious...
3 months ago 1
TN: Pepiere and Baudry, Clerc Milon, Wind Gap, Digioia-Royer , and more
Tuesday for Mardi Gras I made jambalaya, and opened the 2017 Lapierre Morgo n (sulphured). Warm red cherry and raspberry fruit, some tannin, good acids . Not my favorite vintage but strong B+/B ...
4 months ago
TN: Brun, Bachelet, MaxGrun, Monbousquet, etc
With roast chicken sweet potatoes, & salad , the 2014 Bachelet Bourgogne Ro uge, Fairly tannic for Bourgogne, some Gevrey-ish soi notes, a little meaty . Pretty tasty though red meat might have been...
4 months ago
righteous farming
Is there a difference between biodynamic and organic?
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TN: 375s of Bandol and Pauillac, bubbles, Mencia, Gamay, Chablis, etc
On Friday a couple of wines with dinner (pork/soba/snap pea stir fry) 1998 Nigl Privat Piri Riesling Stony and dry, grapefruit, slate. Mature but really tasty. A-/B+ 1985 Pichon-Lalande (375) A ...
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TN. More Ausone than I have ever drunk before, plus fine Figeacs, a lone Belair, 3 Champagnes
John gathered an intrepid crew (plus me) to take a look at pre-Rolland Auso ne, a storied estate (that was often panned in Monkton). I think I? ve had about a half-dozen Ausone?s before, so was eage...
4 months ago