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Thread: TN: 2 good wines, neither exactly what I expected (MSR, Gevrey)

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    DaleW Guest

    Default TN: 2 good wines, neither exactly what I expected (MSR, Gevrey)

    For the first time in several days I felt I could really smell
    Saturday, and looked forward to dinner. While Betsy cooked I opened an
    apertif, the 2008 Gunther Steinmetz Riesling. Without any further
    descriptor, I expected a Mosel QbA to be off-dry, but this was pretty
    dry. Lemon, ginger, a little green pea. Pleasant, light-bodied, not
    especially long but pretty good value at $13/liter (CSW with
    discount). B-/B

    Dinner was a braised chuck pot roast, with mashed potatoes and roasted
    kale. Wine was the 2001 Dujac Pere and Fils Gevrey-Chambertin. This
    negociant Gevrey had nice sweet sappy black fruit, accented with just
    a hint of sandalwood. Really lovely Pinot Noir. The one thing that
    seemed to be missing for me was any real soil tones. My mental image
    of Gevrey seems to center on earth, and I just wasn't finding that
    here. Still, good acidity, some easy tannins, fine fruit, quite a nice
    wine. B+/B

    Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an
    excellent*wine, B a good wine, C mediocre. Anything below C means I
    wouldn't*drink at a party where it was only choice. Furthermore, I
    offer no*promises of objectivity, accuracy, and certainly not of
    consistency.**

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    Bi!! Guest

    Default Re: TN: 2 good wines, neither exactly what I expected (MSR, Gevrey)

    On Feb 7, 12:25�pm, DaleW <Dwmi...@aol.com> wrote:
    > For the first time in several days I felt I could really smell
    > Saturday, and looked forward to dinner. While Betsy cooked I opened an
    > apertif, the 2008 Gunther Steinmetz Riesling. Without any further
    > descriptor, I expected a Mosel QbA to be off-dry, but this was pretty
    > dry. Lemon, ginger, a little green pea. Pleasant, light-bodied, not
    > especially long but pretty good value at $13/liter (CSW with
    > discount). B-/B
    >
    > Dinner was a braised chuck pot roast, with mashed potatoes and roasted
    > kale. Wine was the 2001 Dujac Pere and Fils Gevrey-Chambertin. This
    > negociant Gevrey had nice sweet sappy black fruit, accented with just
    > a hint of sandalwood. Really lovely Pinot Noir. The one thing that
    > seemed to be missing for me was any real soil tones. My mental image
    > of Gevrey seems to center on earth, and I just wasn't finding that
    > here. Still, good acidity, some easy tannins, fine fruit, quite a nice
    > wine. B+/B
    >
    > Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an
    > excellent�wine, B a good wine, C mediocre. Anything below C meansI
    > wouldn't�drink at a party where it was only choice. Furthermore, I
    > offer no�promises of objectivity, accuracy, and certainly not of
    > consistency.��


    Dujac is a personal favorite of mine. Your discription is consistant
    with my experience with Dujac's style. I typically find a lot of
    black fruits and a deep sappy note in most of their wines.

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    DaleW Guest

    Default Re: TN: 2 good wines, neither exactly what I expected (MSR, Gevrey)

    On Feb 7, 12:32*pm, "Bi!!" <rvwr...@aol.com> wrote:
    > On Feb 7, 12:25 pm, DaleW <Dwmi...@aol.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > For the first time in several days I felt I could really smell
    > > Saturday, and looked forward to dinner. While Betsy cooked I opened an
    > > apertif, the 2008 Gunther Steinmetz Riesling. Without any further
    > > descriptor, I expected a Mosel QbA to be off-dry, but this was pretty
    > > dry. Lemon, ginger, a little green pea. Pleasant, light-bodied, not
    > > especially long but pretty good value at $13/liter (CSW with
    > > discount). B-/B

    >
    > > Dinner was a braised chuck pot roast, with mashed potatoes and roasted
    > > kale. Wine was the 2001 Dujac Pere and Fils Gevrey-Chambertin. This
    > > negociant Gevrey had nice sweet sappy black fruit, accented with just
    > > a hint of sandalwood. Really lovely Pinot Noir. The one thing that
    > > seemed to be missing for me was any real soil tones. My mental image
    > > of Gevrey seems to center on earth, and I just wasn't finding that
    > > here. Still, good acidity, some easy tannins, fine fruit, quite a nice
    > > wine. B+/B

    >
    > > Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an
    > > excellent wine, B a good wine, C mediocre. Anything below C means I
    > > wouldn't drink at a party where it was only choice. Furthermore, I
    > > offer no promises of objectivity, accuracy, and certainly not of
    > > consistency.

    >
    > Dujac is a personal favorite of mine. *Your discription is consistant
    > with my experience with Dujac's style. *I typically find a lot of
    > black fruits and a deep sappy note in most of their wines.


    I can't drink Dujac as often as I wish, but the sappiness and slightly
    exotic note are what I think of. This negociant wine was really nice,
    but didn't seem to have quite the sense of place of the domaine wines.

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