Daily Archives: November 12, 2007

Chenin Blanc in Evolution

Régis Cruchet Vouvray Sec 2005 The last bottle tasted earlier in the year was rather evolved yet still possessing the textbook acidity. Perhaps it was one bottle where the cork didn’t hold in the SO2 effectively. No, again we see … Continue reading

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California and Burgundy Head-to-Head

Vincent Girardin Rully 1er Cru Les Cloux 2005 Very nice. Vinifié, élevé et mis en bouteille a Meursault 13.5% $24.99 at K&L Vincent Girardin .com Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay 2005 My notes from previous bottles of the 2004 and … Continue reading

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Hungary Reigns

The previous tasting in the California and Europe class in San Francisco pitted Baumard against Oremus. Tonight’s flight brings in a different top-flight producer, this time from Sauternes. Both the Raymond-Lafon and the Oremus will be tasted side-by-side. In both … Continue reading

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Domaine Les Yeuses Vin de Pays d’Oc Vermentino 2006

Inexpensive, clean and perhaps a hint of residual sugar. Jean-Paul and Michel Dardé maintain a 70+ hectare vineyard near the bassin de Thau in the commune of Meze, where they grow Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Terret, Muscat, Syrah, Merlot and Vermentino. Mis … Continue reading

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