Snooth User: dmcker

Would you drink Robert Parker's leftovers? Hey they're free. Oh yeah, and the wine's pretty good, too...

Posted by dmcker, Oct 25, 2010.

This Friday, in Napa: From from parker to pulse : a dizzying lineup of tor kenward's wines

Our non-wine country friends would balk at the wine that doesn't get consumed around these parts. It is truly an embarrassment of riches, because sometimes one just cannot consume several half-full bottles of wine left over after a day of tasting. Most of the time, actually. 

Our very thoughtful friend Tor Kenward devised a solution to this most horrible of problems.

He will be showcasing an amazing array of his 2008 and 2009 wines (yes, this includes his other worldly Chardonnays, and single vineyard Cabernets from To Kalon and more) for a certain Robert Parker this Friday. With no more than a couple of ounces consumed from each bottle, he asked if we might pick up the slack and share the extraordinary bounty with our loyal Pulse Tasting attendees. Who are we to stand between Tor Kenward and his fans? 

Please join us for an informal, open house style exhibition and tasting of Tor's 2008 and 2009 wines, hosted by his affable and talented winemaker Jeff Ames. A small handful of the wines are available for purchase, most are an exclusive preview for you. 

We cannot think of a more comprehensive and exclusive tasting experience. 

No RSVP needed, 5 PM - 7 PM, but we do suggest that you show up early. The bottles are very limited, so this will be a first-come, first-served style Pulse Tasting.

Please call for directions, questions or orders : 888.963.0440

With thanks, 

ACME Fine Wines

1080 Fulton Lane
St. Helena, CA




Reply by GregT, Oct 25, 2010.

That is very cool.  You open a few bottles, the critic tastes a few ounces, and what happens to the rest?

At WS or Food and Wine, they tast blind but there are enough people that someone can take a bottle or two home.  At WA they don't taste blind, instead they taste with the distributors or the producers, so those people have wine left after the tasting. This is a great solution.

Reply by napagirl68, Oct 26, 2010.

OK, dmcker.. you post all these great tastings on here in Napa/sonoma... but I am never able to go!   BUT, I will be in napa/sonoma Nov 5/6... anything special going on then that you know of??? :-)  My only committment is the Fri Nov 5 from 5:30pm to 7pm for a tasting party.

Reply by Stephen Harvey, Oct 26, 2010.

Sort have had a marginally similar experience

Had lunch with the Aussie Constellation Wines team on Monday and we decided to look at some non Constellation Wines

05 Guigal Chateau d'Ampuis

07 Domaine du Vieux Telegraph Chateauneuf-du-Pape

07 Domaine William Fevre [yes a Billy Fever] Bougros Cote Bouguerots Chablis Grand Cru

We had a half bottle of each left over so my wife and I enjoyed them watching Aussie version of Iron Chef - not bad "grog" for a Tuesday

Just finishing the CN-du-P whilst typing this

Each wine was outstanding and none seem to suffer the 30 hour time frame and drive home from opening

The Guigal was my pick because of the flavour intensity but each wine was excellent and the Chablis was just a beautifully refined acidic expression of how chardonnay can be made without letting oak over play the expression of chardonnay fruit.  The CN-du-P was a great way to relax and catch up on the Snooth world and is everything you would want in this style

Reply by dmcker, Oct 26, 2010.

You know, NG, I only post these things to get you all hot-and-bothered with frustration, knowing full well you'll never be able to go to a one of them... ;-)

Hell I've even tried events in the Kermit Lynch parking lot and you still can't make it!

Reply by napagirl68, Oct 26, 2010.

Dmcker.. such a naughty boy!!!!  Just because I have bbsitting for once you hold out on me... shame on you!

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