Daily Archives: November 15, 2007

Sweet Chardonnay

Kendall-Jackson Arroyo Seco Late Harvest Chardonnay 2005 We’re featuring the wines of France tonight. As we don’t have a bottle of the Thevenet’s Late Harvest wine from the Macon, I thought we would taste one of the few late harvest … Continue reading

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Pinot on Parade

Maison Ambroise Cote de Nuits Villages 2005 More brett than I would have liked, this wine is quite astringent and a little warm in the mouth. Frankly, it’s not up to what I’ve had from Amroise in the past. Vinified … Continue reading

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The Beaujolais is Here!

This flight offers the opportunity to look at two versions of Gamay. The first is brand new Nouveau (is that redundant?) and the second is from the Cru Julienas. Domaine Manoir du Carra Beaujolais Villages Nouveau 2007 This is a … Continue reading

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3 Looks at Burgundian Chardonnay

This flight features Chardonnay from 3 respected producers. There is an inexpensive Macon, a more formidable Puligny and lastly a Chablis with some age on it. Les Heritiers du Comte Lafon Macon 2006 This wine embodies the citrus side of … Continue reading

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The Other Grapes of Burgundy

Domaine Goisot Bourgogne Aligote 2004 An evolving nose and aging palate with nutty complexity and ample acidity. Eleve et mis en bouteilles par Anne et Arnaud Goisot in Saint-Bris-le-Vineux 12% $10.99 at K&L Domaine Goisot Saint-Bris 2004 Lots of sulfur … Continue reading

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Start with an Aperitif

Kir This classic French aperitif was orginally made with the austere Aligote and the sweet Cassis, both from Burgundy. With the least expensive Bourgogne Aligote selling for $11 in San Francisco, however, it makes no sense to be a traditionalist. … Continue reading

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