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Thread: TN: Nahe, Loire, and Rhone- good values all

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    DaleW Guest

    Default TN: Nahe, Loire, and Rhone- good values all

    With a pork/apple stew and potato pancakes. the 2009 Donnhoff
    Oberhauser Leistenberg Kabinett (Nahe) won't be mistaken fior
    traditional Kabinett, but there are vivid acids keeping bright and
    light. White fruits, a dash of citrus, long and minerally. This has
    the structure to age, but I may not have the willpower for it to have
    the chance. A-

    Wednesday I went to Queens to speak at St Johns, when I got home (a
    fun ride, with a leak in a brake line) had a glass of the wine Betsy
    had used for her dinner, the 2009 La Vieille Ferme blanc (Luberon - it
    actually just says Luberon, not Cotes du). I'm not a big white Rhone
    drinker, but this is a value, good acidity for region, yet with some
    typical citrus meets tropical fruit, slight oiliness, floral notes. A
    bit clipped, but at $8 worth buying. B-/B

    Friday with whole wheat pasta with a sauce of squash, shrimp, and
    tarragon, the 2005 Luneau Papin Semper Excelsior Muscadet. Big, rich,
    fruit has good ripeness that you'd almost mistake for RS. Bold,
    bracing acidity. I'm sure cries of infantcide, but this is damn tasty
    right now. B+/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: Nahe, Loire, and Rhone- good values all

    On 11/21/10 2:24 PM, DaleW wrote:

    > Friday with whole wheat pasta with a sauce of squash, shrimp, and
    > tarragon, the 2005 Luneau Papin Semper Excelsior Muscadet. Big, rich,
    > fruit has good ripeness that you'd almost mistake for RS. Bold,
    > bracing acidity. I'm sure cries of infantcide, but this is damn tasty
    > right now. B+/A-


    This is the Clos des Nöelles, right? If so, I agree about its
    potential. So, 3 white wines in November. Is your weather as
    unseasonably hot as our own? (It's going up to 70° today!!!)

    Mark Lipton

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    DaleW Guest

    Default Re: TN: Nahe, Loire, and Rhone- good values all

    On Nov 22, 12:08*pm, Mark Lipton <not...@eudrup.ude> wrote:
    > On 11/21/10 2:24 PM, DaleW wrote:
    >
    > > Friday with whole wheat pasta with a sauce of squash, shrimp, and
    > > tarragon, the 2005 Luneau Papin Semper Excelsior Muscadet. Big, rich,
    > > fruit has good ripeness that you'd almost mistake for RS. Bold,
    > > bracing acidity. I'm sure cries of infantcide, but this is damn tasty
    > > right now. B+/A-

    >
    > This is the Clos des Nöelles, right? *If so, I agree about its
    > potential. *So, 3 white wines in November. *Is your weather as
    > unseasonably hot as our own? *(It's going up to 70° today!!!)
    >
    > Mark Lipton
    >
    > --
    > alt.food.wine FAQ: *http://winefaq.cwdjr.net


    It is getting warm, but I drink white year round! Just depends on
    food.
    I could only see Semper Excelsior on bottle, though I know further
    designation on the 2002.

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