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Snooth User: JonDerry

Lineup for this Afternoon

Posted by JonDerry, Apr 20, 2013.

 

Here's the lineup...just finished getting bottles prepped. Also about time to start slow oxing the Chevillon, and the Barbaresco.

Whites: 

Domaine Huet “Clos Du Bourg – Demi Sec” Chenin Blanc, 2010 - France/ Loire Valley/ Vouvray 

Liquid Farm “White Hill” Chardonnay, 2011 - California/ Santa Barbara/ Sta. Rita Hills 

Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc, 2011 – South Africa/ Western Cape 

Willi Schaefer Domprobst Riesling Kabinett #3, 2011 – Germany/ Mosel 


Reds: 

St. Innocent Pinot Noir Freedom Hill Vineyard, 2010 – Oregon/Willamette Valley 

Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges, 2010 – France/ Burgundy/ Cote de Nuits 

Sottimano Barbaresco Curra, 2008 – Italy/ Piedmont 

Chateau Latour-Martillac, 2010 – France/ Bordeaux/ Pessac Leognan 

Saint Cosme Cote-Rotie, 2006 - France/ Northern Rhone/ Cote-Rotie 

Bodegas El Nido "Clio", 2010 - Spain/ Jumilla 

*Mystery Wine – This will be an older wine served blind. Guess the year, grape, and country of origin, just for kicks.

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Reply by gregt, Apr 20, 2013.

John - only problems I see with that line-up is that it includes a Sauv Blanc and two!  That's right TWO! Pinot Noirs. Damn son. You coulda had Zin!

I'm off to some friends for a potluck and I gotta thing about what to bring. Your list reminded me that I should bring a Riesling. Thanks!

But you've inspired me beyond that.

I have a couple PNs I need to get rid of. 

What better opportunity!!

I hope none of  your wines are corked.  Cheers!

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Reply by JonDerry, Apr 20, 2013.

Yup, the Sauv Blanc is definitely the red-headed step child of the flight. 

And thought you'd get a kick out of the PN's, am going for regional diversity more with this tasting, trying to show some casual wine fans something different.

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Reply by duncan 906, Apr 20, 2013.

Have a good time.You have some nice wines there

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Reply by outthere, Apr 20, 2013.

Better save that Clio for last. What a monster!

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Reply by JonDerry, Apr 20, 2013.

You know it!

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Reply by napagirl68, Apr 22, 2013.

GregT- send your pinots to me:-)

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Reply by JonDerry, Apr 22, 2013.

Well the Huet definitely lived up to its billing and was the unanimous choice for the whites. Its definitely up there with the best, and most complete white I've had. The Schaefer Riesling was also popular.

For the reds, I liked the Chevillon burg and the Latour Martillac quite a bit. The Clio was probably most popular, total ringer for bold napa cab. The Oregon Pinot was nice enough but not as complex as the others. The mystery wine was a 1988 Felsina Rancia Riserva, most people guessed old Tempranillo and had the year surrounded.

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Reply by outthere, Apr 22, 2013.

I really like Huets, not surprised by your findings. What surprises me is the Clio winning out as favorite in such a diverse lineup. Just goes to show that big wines are still the crowd pleasers. Sounds like a fun night.

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Reply by JonDerry, Apr 22, 2013.

Yeah, there were mostly casual wine fans in attendance. They like their big fruit and oak!

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Reply by gregt, Apr 22, 2013.

Big fruit and oak for sure. Not Cab-like though. But really, while it's over the top for sure, it's still pretty good wine. You gotta be in the mood tho.

NG - WHAT Pinots? I found some people in the 'hood who like wine and I'm foisting the PNs off on that group!

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Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Apr 23, 2013.

A great line-up, no matter what GregT has to say about it! That Felsina came from the year of the decade, can totally get the Rioja image with it. Would have loved to have been there.

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Reply by JonDerry, Apr 23, 2013.

Thanks Greg, yeah it was a real fun tasting, you would've fit right in. Was fun to try and push for overall bang for the buck too.


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