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    DaleW Guest

    Default TN: Cornas -right up my alley

    Whole NY strips (short loins) were on sale, I got one and had it cut
    into 2" steaks. First time I've been able to use grill in a while
    (dug a path through snow to get there), plus I made asparagus and
    Betsy made orzo with spinach when she got it. I went downstairs for a
    Cabernet based wine, came back with a Syrah, the 1999 Alain Voge
    Cornas Vieilles Vignes. This is just drinking beautifully now. Sweet
    black cherries, gamey meat notes with some violet and tar. Sweet easy
    tannins mostly resolved. Cornas has a reputation for rusticity but
    this is more about elegance. Not a huge wine, but immensely
    satisfying, and I'm sorry it's my last one. A-

    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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    Mark Lipton Guest

    Default Re: TN: Cornas -right up my alley

    On 3/6/10 9:30 AM, DaleW wrote:
    > Whole NY strips (short loins) were on sale, I got one and had it cut
    > into 2" steaks. First time I've been able to use grill in a while
    > (dug a path through snow to get there), plus I made asparagus and
    > Betsy made orzo with spinach when she got it. I went downstairs for a
    > Cabernet based wine, came back with a Syrah, the 1999 Alain Voge
    > Cornas Vieilles Vignes. This is just drinking beautifully now. Sweet
    > black cherries, gamey meat notes with some violet and tar. Sweet easy
    > tannins mostly resolved. Cornas has a reputation for rusticity but
    > this is more about elegance. Not a huge wine, but immensely
    > satisfying, and I'm sorry it's my last one. A-


    That's very good to hear, Dale. With all the accolades and hoopla
    bestowed upon Clape and Allemand (at least in the circles I travel in),
    it's good to remember that there are other high quality producers there.
    In fact, I've got the 2000 Voge VV, which if anything should be ever
    readier to drink than the '99.

    Mark Lipton

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    alt.food.wine FAQ: http://winefaq.cwdjr.net

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    DaleW Guest

    Default Re: TN: Cornas -right up my alley

    On Mar 6, 3:37*pm, Mark Lipton <not...@eudrup.ude> wrote:
    > On 3/6/10 9:30 AM, DaleW wrote:
    >
    > > Whole NY strips (short loins) were on sale, I got one and had it cut
    > > into 2" steaks. First time I've been able to use grill in *a while
    > > (dug a path through snow to get there), plus I made asparagus and
    > > Betsy made orzo with spinach when she got it. I went downstairs for a
    > > Cabernet based wine, came back with a Syrah, the 1999 Alain Voge
    > > Cornas Vieilles Vignes. This is just drinking beautifully now. Sweet
    > > black cherries, gamey meat notes with some violet and tar. *Sweet easy
    > > tannins mostly resolved. Cornas has a reputation for rusticity but
    > > this is more about elegance. Not a huge wine, but immensely
    > > satisfying, and I'm sorry it's my last one. A-

    >
    > That's very good to hear, Dale. *With all the accolades and hoopla
    > bestowed upon Clape and Allemand (at least in the circles I travel in),
    > it's good to remember that there are other high quality producers there.
    > * In fact, I've got the 2000 Voge VV, which if anything should be ever
    > readier to drink than the '99.
    >
    > Mark Lipton
    >
    > --
    > alt.food.wine FAQ: *http://winefaq.cwdjr.net


    I love Clape (and the few Allemands I've had). but Voge and Juge are
    closer to my budget.

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