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    Mark Lipton Guest

    Default [TN] '05 Vocoret Blanchots

    During a dinner at La Toque in Napa last week, I opted out of two of the
    suggested wine pairings and instead ordered a half bottle:

    2005 Vocoret Chablis "Blanchots" Grand Cru
    color: shockingly dark yellow
    nose: initally, the distinct whiff of oxidation (browning apple peels),
    finally blowing off to reveal some citrus and a hint of minerality
    palate: fairly big and not terribly well focused, with just enough acidity

    I'd ordered this half bottle after a conversation with one of the two
    circulating sommeliers, who assured me of a fairly traditional approach
    to winemaking at Vocoret. Indeed, there was little new oak in evidence,
    but a shocking amount of oxidation for an '05, even in a smaller format.
    I am leery to use the oft-repeated cry of "PremOx!" but there seems to
    be little alternative in this case. In any event, the wine was less
    precise than I look for in Chablis, no doubt at least partly due to the
    year.

    Mark Lipton
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    Bi!! Guest

    Default Re: '05 Vocoret Blanchots

    On Jan 7, 12:06�pm, Mark Lipton <not...@eudrup.ude> wrote:
    > During a dinner at La Toque in Napa last week, I opted out of two of the
    > suggested wine pairings and instead ordered a half bottle:
    >
    > 2005 Vocoret Chablis "Blanchots" Grand Cru
    > color: shockingly dark yellow
    > nose: initally, the distinct whiff of oxidation (browning apple peels),
    > finally blowing off to reveal some citrus and a hint of minerality
    > palate: fairly big and not terribly well focused, with just enough acidity
    >
    > I'd ordered this half bottle after a conversation with one of the two
    > circulating sommeliers, who assured me of a fairly traditional approach
    > to winemaking at Vocoret. �Indeed, there was little new oak in evidence,
    > but a shocking amount of oxidation for an '05, even in a smaller format.
    > �I am leery to use the oft-repeated cry of "PremOx!" but there seems to
    > be little alternative in this case. �In any event, the wine was less
    > precise than I look for in Chablis, no doubt at least partly due to the
    > year.
    >
    > Mark Lipton
    > --
    > alt.food.wine FAQ: �http://winefaq.cwdjr.net


    I've been to La Toque many times over the years at their old location
    at Ranco Caymus Inn in Rutherford but I haven't been to the new
    location in Napa. I've bumped heads a few times with the "big"
    sommelier over mis-priced wines and the occasional corked bottle.
    I've never found him to be user friendly.

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    Mark Lipton Guest

    Default Re: '05 Vocoret Blanchots

    Bi!! wrote:

    > I've been to La Toque many times over the years at their old location
    > at Ranco Caymus Inn in Rutherford but I haven't been to the new
    > location in Napa. I've bumped heads a few times with the "big"
    > sommelier over mis-priced wines and the occasional corked bottle.
    > I've never found him to be user friendly.


    The new location, as you likely already know, is in the Westin in Napa.
    It's less rustic than the old location, but all else is much as it was.
    No problems with either of the sommeliers that night (no idea if either
    was the "big" one, though I suspect that one we spoke the most with was)
    and they were in fact quite accommodating when I wanted to partake of
    only one of the 3 suggested wine pairings. I plan on soon writing up
    our experiences there and at Gary Danko here (and x-posting to ba.food).
    (The short version is that we preferred our meal at La Toque)

    Mark Lipton

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    Bi!! Guest

    Default Re: '05 Vocoret Blanchots

    On Jan 7, 3:33�pm, Mark Lipton <not...@eudrup.ude> wrote:
    > Bi!! wrote:
    > > I've been to La Toque many times over the years at their old location
    > > at Ranco Caymus Inn in Rutherford but I haven't been to the new
    > > location in Napa. �I've bumped heads a few times with the "big"
    > > sommelier over mis-priced wines and the occasional corked bottle.
    > > I've never found him to be user friendly.

    >
    > The new location, as you likely already know, is in the Westin in Napa.
    > �It's less rustic than the old location, but all else is much as it was.
    > �No problems with either of the sommeliers that night (no idea ifeither
    > was the "big" one, though I suspect that one we spoke the most with was)
    > and they were in fact quite accommodating when I wanted to partake of
    > only one of the 3 suggested wine pairings. �I plan on soon writing up
    > our experiences there and at Gary Danko here (and x-posting to ba.food).
    > (The short version is that we preferred our meal at La Toque)
    >
    > Mark Lipton
    >
    > --
    > alt.food.wine FAQ: �http://winefaq.cwdjr.net


    I alwasy loved the food there as we usually stayed at Rancho Caymus
    (owned by Flora Springs family). The "big" one that I was referring
    to is a rather large man who has been there for years as the head
    sommelier. He got pissed (angry for you on the other side of the
    pond) when I pointed out that he had 1976 Heitz Martha's on the list
    for $100 (everything on that page of the wine list was listed at their
    cost) and jokingly asked if that was the real price or just a bait and
    switch. No sense of humor.

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    st.helier Guest

    Default Off topic !!!!!!!!!!!

    "Bi!!" wrote ...........
    >
    > The "big" one that I was referring to is a rather large man who
    > has been there for years as the head sommelier.
    > He got pissed (angry for you on the other side of the pond) ...
    >


    Downunder translation(s) ....

    Pissed = Drunk
    Piss Head = Habitual Drunkard
    Piss Off = Bugger Off! = Go Away!!!!!
    Pissed Off = Angry
    Pissed On = Shafted
    Take a Piss = Urinate
    Pissed = Urinated (past tense)
    Take *the* Piss = To make fun of

    Thus:
    I was really pissed off! That piss head Andrew pissed on my boot - I told
    him to piss off!
    Then I found out he was just taking the piss out of me!!!!!

    --

    st.helier



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