Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: TN: Jay's Jersey City Jeebus

  1. #1
    DaleW Guest

    Default TN: Jay's Jersey City Jeebus

    Jay Miller invited a pleasant crew to his place in Jersey City for a potluck yesterday. It was called a potluck, but Jay and Arnold did the heavy lifting with coq au vin, leg of lamb, roasted cauliflower, biscuits, and more.The rest of us brought an assortment - wild mushroom bread pudding, lobster salad on arugula and sunflower shoots, grilled vegetables (peppers, squash, asparagus, carrots), pasta salad with tuna, cheeses, breads, desserts, and more.
    Jay even arranged for a fireworks show over the Manhattan skyline.

    Shockingly, there was also wine. I wasnít really taking contemporous notes, but periodically noting wine names and a few words on 2 scraps of paper.Unfortunately this AM can only find one of those scraps (and some words are cryptic), so Iíve probably messed up a few names or vintages.

    Whites
    2010 Vatan Sancerre- as a Vataniac (hey better than a Vaynermaniac) I foundthis disappointing. It seemed plodding, someone called it hot, and I did get some alcohol on a revisit. B-

    2009 Rhys Chardonnay - I thought this was ok on first taste, but liked muchmore second go around. At first it was pleasant, pear fruit and light oaknotes, a B, but Jay suggested a revisit and I found more soil/mineral notes, though still a solid base of white fruits. B++

    (2010?)Alzinger Loibner Steinertal Gruner Veltliner Smaragd - surprisingly soft, very full with some nice green pea meets wild herb notes, but I likedthis less than Iíd have predicted. B/B-

    2000 Latour-Giraud Meursault -canít remember vineyard. No PremOx, certainly alive, pleasant but not compelling. B

    1981 Huet ďLe MontĒ Demi-Sec-wooly, screechy at first, some thought corked but I didnít (though I freely admit Iím probably at best average inTCA sensibility), on drier side of DS, interesting even if not classic Huet. B+/B

    Rose
    2000 Tondonia Rosado
    Itís usual polarizing self, but Iím at the like pole. B+

    Red
    1974 Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon
    I had a great mag at my 50th 2 years ago, this 750 had the same aromatic nose- all green herbs over red fruit - but was a bit lighter on the palate. Some thought it cracked up quickly, but while it got a little ashtray-y on last couple sips, I enjoyed my glass. B+

    1995 Clape Cornas
    Funk, olives, meat, solid body of fruit, good acidity, tannins in check, one of my faves. A-

    2009 Coudert/Roillete Cuvee Tardive Fleurie (mag)
    this was pleasant but somewhat generic and a bit tight early, opened up very nicely and became one of my favorites of the night. Very floral and pretty. A-

    2004 Jasmin Cote Rotie
    I would have thought Iíd like this more, but maybe I was brainwashed by groupthink, I heard others dismiss before I tried. For whatever reason, one dimensional. B/B-

    1991 Robert Pecola Cabernet Sauvignon
    New producer to me. I thought this was also 1-dimensional, sweet redder fruits with a rather short finish. B-/C+

    2001 Edmunds St John Wylie Fenaughty Syrah
    Drinking very well, solid dark berry fruit with smoke and floral notes. Nice balance, good length, my fave of the ESJs. A-

    1995 Edmunds St John Durrell Syrah
    this was a bit unfocused, still a nice Syrah with some tannin remaining, but a little muddy on finish compared to the Wylie-Fenaughty. , Iíve liked other bottles more, but still a good wine. B

    2006 Edmunds St John Old Black Magic
    Kirsch and leather, herby notes on finish, I like. B/B+

    1999 S. Esmonin Gevrey VV
    Brad asked if I thought smelled heat damaged, I thought it just smelled old(I thought bottle said 1991). Clipped and caramelly on palate, probably heat damage after all, definitely not was a Ď99 should taste like. C/C+

    2001 Fourrier (Combe Aux Moines?)
    Fresh, bright, light on its feet. B+/A-

    1999 Karl Lawrence Cabernet Sauvignon
    nice midweight, good balance, dark fruit and cocoa. B

    There was also a Poulsard where I never noted producer that others liked more than I did, and a very fine bottle of Muller Catoir where I have no cluere bottling or vintage. I think most people loved a bottle of Tokaji opened late, my palate was shot by then and it just tasted sweet.

    Thanks to Jay for inviting, and everyone for their contributions.

    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.

  2. #2
    Bi!! Guest

    Default Re: TN: Jay's Jersey City Jeebus

    On Oct 8, 3:44*pm, DaleW <Dwmi...@aol.com> wrote:
    > Jay Miller invited a pleasant crew to his place in Jersey City *for a potluck yesterday. It was called a potluck, but Jay and Arnold did the heavylifting with coq au vin, leg of lamb, roasted cauliflower, biscuits, and more. The rest of us brought an assortment - wild mushroom bread pudding, lobster salad on arugula and sunflower shoots, grilled vegetables (peppers, squash, asparagus, carrots), pasta salad with tuna, cheeses, breads, desserts, and more.
    > Jay even arranged for a fireworks show over the Manhattan skyline.
    >
    > Shockingly, there was also wine. I wasnít really taking contemporous notes, but periodically noting wine names and a few words on 2 scraps of paper. Unfortunately this AM can only find one of those scraps (and some words are cryptic), so Iíve probably messed up a few names or vintages.
    >
    > Whites
    > 2010 Vatan Sancerre- as a Vataniac (hey better than a Vaynermaniac) I found this disappointing. It seemed plodding, someone called it hot, and I didget some alcohol on a revisit. *B-
    >
    > 2009 Rhys Chardonnay - I thought this was ok on first taste, but liked much more second go around. *At first it was pleasant, pear fruit and lightoak notes, a B, but Jay suggested a revisit and I found more soil/mineral notes, though still a solid base of white fruits. B++
    >
    > (2010?)Alzinger Loibner Steinertal Gruner Veltliner Smaragd - surprisingly soft, very full with some nice green pea meets wild herb notes, but I liked this less than Iíd have predicted. B/B-
    >
    > 2000 Latour-Giraud Meursault -canít remember vineyard. No PremOx, certainly alive, pleasant but not compelling. *B
    >
    > 1981 Huet ďLe MontĒ Demi-Sec-wooly, screechy at first, some thought corked but I didnít (though I freely admit Iím probably at best average in TCA sensibility), on drier side of DS, interesting even if not classic Huet. *B+/B
    >
    > Rose
    > 2000 Tondonia Rosado
    > Itís usual polarizing self, but Iím at the like pole. *B+
    >
    > Red
    > 1974 Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon
    > I had a great mag at my 50th 2 years ago, this 750 had the same aromatic nose- all green herbs over red fruit - but was a bit lighter on the palate.Some thought it cracked up quickly, but while it got a little ashtray-y onlast couple sips, I enjoyed my glass. B+
    >
    > 1995 Clape Cornas
    > Funk, olives, meat, solid body of fruit, good acidity, tannins in check, one of my faves. *A-
    >
    > 2009 Coudert/Roillete Cuvee Tardive Fleurie (mag)
    > this was pleasant but somewhat generic and a bit tight early, opened up very nicely and became one of my favorites of the night. *Very floral and pretty. A-
    >
    > 2004 Jasmin Cote Rotie
    > I would have thought Iíd like this more, but maybe I was brainwashed bygroupthink, I heard others dismiss before I tried. For whatever reason, one dimensional. B/B-
    >
    > 1991 Robert Pecola Cabernet Sauvignon
    > New producer to me. I *thought this was also 1-dimensional, sweet redder fruits with a rather short finish. B-/C+
    >
    > 2001 Edmunds St John Wylie Fenaughty Syrah
    > Drinking very well, solid dark berry fruit with smoke and floral notes. Nice balance, good length, my fave of the ESJs. A-
    >
    > 1995 Edmunds St John Durrell Syrah
    > this was a bit unfocused, still a nice Syrah with some tannin remaining, but a little muddy on finish compared to the Wylie-Fenaughty. , Iíve liked other bottles more, but still a good wine. B
    >
    > 2006 Edmunds St John Old Black Magic
    > Kirsch and leather, herby notes on finish, I like. *B/B+
    >
    > 1999 S. Esmonin Gevrey VV
    > Brad asked if I thought smelled heat damaged, I thought it just smelled old (I thought bottle said 1991). Clipped and caramelly on palate, probably heat damage after all, definitely not was a Ď99 should taste like. C/C+
    >
    > 2001 Fourrier (Combe Aux Moines?)
    > Fresh, bright, light on its feet. B+/A-
    >
    > 1999 Karl Lawrence Cabernet Sauvignon
    > nice midweight, good balance, dark fruit and cocoa. B
    >
    > There was also a Poulsard where I never noted producer that others liked more than I did, and a very fine bottle of Muller Catoir where I have no clue re bottling or vintage. I think most people loved a bottle of Tokaji opened late, my palate was shot by then and it just tasted sweet.
    >
    > Thanks to Jay for inviting, and everyone for their contributions.
    >
    > 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.


    It's Robert Pecota. Long time mid grade producer in Napa. Nothing
    special.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32