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Thread: TN: Halloween weekend- Burgs and Rheingau

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    DaleW Guest

    Default TN: Halloween weekend- Burgs and Rheingau

    A friend came by Friday to pick up some wine, I opened the 2004
    Kesseler Rudesheimer Bischofsberg Riesling Spatlese (Rheingau). Does
    anyone know if Kesseler uses gold capsules as a quality indicator-
    this is listed on CT only as a Goldkapsel*, which it certainly has,
    but I'm not sure if it's meaningful. Certainly rich enough, for my
    Mosel-centric palate this could pass for Auslese +, rich, tropical,
    peachy, with a honied note. There is pretty good acidity, so it
    doesn't come across as heavy. More a sit and contemplate wine (or a
    cheese wine) than a dinner companion. B

    Saturday I went back to office in afternoon to hand out tons of candy
    to kids at village H'ween parade, then home to dinner. A trip to
    farmer's market had led to grass fed porterhouses, mizuma salad, and
    leeks, Betsy made barley. Wine was the 2005 de Villaine "La Digoine"
    Bourgogne -Cote Chalonnaise. Quite impressive for the level, crisp
    cherry and raspberry fruit, baking spices, good acidity, light
    tannins. Interesting, delightful wine for what it is. B+

    A lot of trick or treaters tonight, plus some lemon sole, baby bok
    choy with oyster sauce, and kohlrabi. Wine is the 2007 Sauzet
    Chassagne-Montrachet. Good body, balanced acidity, pear, citrus zest,
    just a hint of hazelnut. Sauzet is really known as a Puligny producer,
    but this is quite nice and lively. 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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    DaleW Guest

    Default Re: TN: Halloween weekend- Burgs and Rheingau

    On Oct 31, 9:44*pm, DaleW <Dwmi...@aol.com> wrote:
    > A friend came by Friday to pick up some wine, I opened the 2004
    > Kesseler Rudesheimer Bischofsberg Riesling Spatlese (Rheingau). Does
    > anyone know if Kesseler uses gold capsules as a quality indicator-
    > this is listed on CT only as a Goldkapsel*, which it certainly has,
    > but I'm not sure if it's meaningful. Certainly rich enough, for my
    > Mosel-centric palate this could pass for Auslese +, rich, tropical,
    > peachy, with a honied note. There is pretty good acidity, so it
    > doesn't come across as heavy. More a sit and contemplate wine (or a
    > cheese wine) than a dinner companion. B
    >
    > Saturday I went back to office in afternoon to hand out tons of candy
    > to kids at village H'ween parade, then home to dinner. *A trip to
    > farmer's market had led to grass fed porterhouses, mizuma salad, and
    > leeks, Betsy made barley. Wine was the 2005 de Villaine "La Digoine"
    > Bourgogne -Cote Chalonnaise. Quite impressive for the level, crisp
    > cherry and raspberry fruit, baking spices, good acidity, light
    > tannins. Interesting, delightful wine for what it is. B+
    >
    > A lot of trick or treaters tonight, plus some lemon sole, baby bok
    > choy with oyster sauce, and kohlrabi. Wine is the 2007 Sauzet
    > Chassagne-Montrachet. Good body, balanced acidity, pear, citrus zest,
    > just a hint of hazelnut. Sauzet is really known as a Puligny producer,
    > but this is quite nice and lively. 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.*


    I've been assured that Kesseler indeed uses Goldkapsels as a quality/
    ripeness indicator, this GK was #12

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