Sep 25, 2023, 2:54:10 PMSep 25
Grilled HMart marinated chicken, king trumpet mushrooms, rice, Swiss chard, assorted banchan
2020 Clos de la Roilette Fleurie
Just like another recent bottle, sweet fruits, minerally, nice acidic backbone. B+
Grilled swordfish, okra and tomatoes, leftover greens and rice
2008 Fevre Montee de Tonnere Chablis 1er
All hail the glory of Diam. I was crushed when my 08 Fevre les Clos (natural cork) was poxed. This is really what I am looking for in serious Chablis. Young but complex, racy acids, green apple and lime, but really about the rocky/chalky long finish. A-
Ostrich steak, sourdough discard scallion pancake, sauteed arugula and radish greens
2021 Belle Roche Cabernet Sauvignon ( Vin Pays d’Oc)
Creme de cassis and Welch’s grape juice, sweet and short. C/C-
1995 Dauzac (Margaux)
Not a lot of oomph left here, but sweet berries and black plums, some earth and cedar. Not a ton of structure- I’d never have guessed 1995- but pleasant for drinking now- don’t hold. B
Local wine group met at Tom’s, he went whole hog on the food. Charcuterie and cheese, followed by salmon canapes, mushrooms stuffed with sausage , and an excellent pork ragu
Agrapart 7 Crus Brut Champagne
Didn’t note DG. Crisp, bread and apples, elegant mousse and good finish. B+
Blind white #1 (mine)
Just a touch of matchstick, blows off. Lovely, balanced, citrus and pear, touches of vanilla and almond.
2018 Goodfellow Whistling Ridge Chardonnay B+/A-
Blind white #2
Clearly Chardonnay, could be a great Burg ringer, pear touched with chalk and hazelnut, gets floral with air, long and elegant.
2021 Domaine Drouhin Oregon “Arthur” Chardonnay A-/B+
Blind white #3
Fresh, appley, but kind of simple after first two.
2018 Montinore Chardonnay B
Blind White #4
Hint of residual sugar, musky flower tones, tropical fruit, clearly not Chard but someone gets PG before I can guess. Not too long
2021 Foris Pinot Gris B/B-
Blind Red #1
Light color, tangy raspberry, snappy acids.
2018 Paul O’Brien Pinot Noir (Willamette) B/B+
Blind Red #2
A tad confectioned, ripe plum fruit, more ripe red wine than PN signature.
2021 Benton Lane Pinot Noir B-
Blind Red #3 (mine)
Very youthful, guesses were 6-10 years old. Black cherry, a touch of coffee, enough acid and tannin that there’s no hurry. Nice length, elegant.
1999 Domaine Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir B+
Saturday up to Cold Spring for a combination book release party/memorial. Potluck, and lots of wine and drinks out, I only sampled a few
2022 de Negoce OG 347 Sauvignon Blanc (Limestone Coast)
I had watched with fascination (amazement? Horror? ) the de Negoce fanboi culture. So opted to try this. Oh well. Supertropical, sweet edged, big- not what I am looking for in SB. B-/C+
2021 Clos du Bois Chardonnay Reserve
Just what one might expect, not my style. Butter, vanilla extract, pear and fruit cocktail. Better finish than the SB. B-
2020 Maurice Ecard “Serpentieres” Savigny-les-Beaune 1er
I used to love Ecard (02 Narbantons was great recently) , haven’t seen in a while. This has some nice crunchy black cherry and pomegranate fruit, but seems a little less structured and more glossy than the Ecards of old. But still pleasant after the 2 loser whites. B
No wine Sunday as I was picking up Betsy from LaGuardia.
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 party where it was only choice. Furthermore, I offer no promises of objectivity, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency.