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    Mark Lipton Guest

    Default [TN] Miscellaneous wines while traveling

    Extensive travel over the past few weeks have prevented my posting more
    frequently. What follows are some abbreviated notes on wines I've had
    during that time.

    In California:
    1994 Ch. Smith Haut Lafitte was surprisingly un-spoofy, with a lovely
    savory quality to the herbal notes and still lively dark plum fruit

    1995 Greenwood Ridge Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon
    17 year old Mendocino Cab stored in fairly indifferent conditions? Why
    not? For the first half hour, this was a lovely older CalCab, with
    still fresh cassis fruit and a bit of dusty earth, but maderized notes
    started creeping in and after an hour this was shot.

    In Florida:

    2011 Paso a Paso Verdejo we ordered off the list at a good
    French-Moroccan restaurant in Sarasota; it proved to be full bodied,
    citrusy and not at all oaky.

    2011 Martin Codax Albari˝o was its usual reliable self, with lovely
    earthy qualities in a bright, juicy package.

    2010 William Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux was just OK. I get that these
    are purchased grapes, but apart from the acidity, this wine was a tad
    lacking in character.

    2011 Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc, an old favorite from NZ that we'd
    never before seen in the US, turned up at Whole Foods in Sarasota and
    proved to be just as enjoyable and fruity/herbal as it was in Christchurch.

    Mark Lipton

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    Bi!! Guest

    Default Re: Miscellaneous wines while traveling

    On Aug 18, 12:45*am, Mark Lipton <not...@eudrup.ude> wrote:
    > Extensive travel over the past few weeks have prevented my posting more
    > frequently. *What follows are some abbreviated notes on wines I've had
    > during that time.
    >
    > In California:
    > 1994 Ch. Smith Haut Lafitte was surprisingly un-spoofy, with a lovely
    > savory quality to the herbal notes and still lively dark plum fruit
    >
    > 1995 Greenwood Ridge Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon
    > 17 year old Mendocino Cab stored in fairly indifferent conditions? *Why
    > not? *For the first half hour, this was a lovely older CalCab, with
    > still fresh cassis fruit and a bit of dusty earth, but maderized notes
    > started creeping in and after an hour this was shot.
    >
    > In Florida:
    >
    > 2011 Paso a Paso Verdejo we ordered off the list at a good
    > French-Moroccan restaurant in Sarasota; it proved to be full bodied,
    > citrusy and not at all oaky.
    >
    > 2011 Martin Codax Albari o was its usual reliable self, with lovely
    > earthy qualities in a bright, juicy package.
    >
    > 2010 William Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux was just OK. I get that these
    > are purchased grapes, but apart from the acidity, this wine was a tad
    > lacking in character.
    >
    > 2011 Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc, an old favorite from NZ that we'd
    > never before seen in the US, turned up at Whole Foods in Sarasota and
    > proved to be just as enjoyable and fruity/herbal as it was in Christchurch.
    >
    > Mark Lipton


    Mark-Thanks for the notes. I was just offered the 2010 Fevre Champs
    Royaux and didn't know anything about it so I will pass.

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    DaleW Guest

    Default Re: [TN] Miscellaneous wines while traveling

    On Saturday, August 18, 2012 12:45:56 AM UTC-4, Mark Lipton wrote:
    > Extensive travel over the past few weeks have prevented my posting more
    >
    > frequently. What follows are some abbreviated notes on wines I've had
    >
    > during that time.
    >
    >
    >
    > In California:
    >
    > 1994 Ch. Smith Haut Lafitte was surprisingly un-spoofy, with a lovely
    >
    > savory quality to the herbal notes and still lively dark plum fruit
    >
    >
    >
    > 1995 Greenwood Ridge Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon
    >
    > 17 year old Mendocino Cab stored in fairly indifferent conditions? Why
    >
    > not? For the first half hour, this was a lovely older CalCab, with
    >
    > still fresh cassis fruit and a bit of dusty earth, but maderized notes
    >
    > started creeping in and after an hour this was shot.
    >
    >
    >
    > In Florida:
    >
    >
    >
    > 2011 Paso a Paso Verdejo we ordered off the list at a good
    >
    > French-Moroccan restaurant in Sarasota; it proved to be full bodied,
    >
    > citrusy and not at all oaky.
    >
    >
    >
    > 2011 Martin Codax Albari´┐Żo was its usual reliable self, with lovely
    >
    > earthy qualities in a bright, juicy package.
    >
    >
    >
    > 2010 William Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux was just OK. I get that these
    >
    > are purchased grapes, but apart from the acidity, this wine was a tad
    >
    > lacking in character.
    >
    >
    >
    > 2011 Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc, an old favorite from NZ that we'd
    >
    > never before seen in the US, turned up at Whole Foods in Sarasota and
    >
    > proved to be just as enjoyable and fruity/herbal as it was in Christchurch.
    >
    >
    >
    > Mark Lipton


    Yeah, I think it was late 90s that SHL went oak-crazy.
    I haven't tried the Codax in a while, thanks for reminder.

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