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    Mark Lipton Guest

    Default [TN] Recent wines

    With various meals recently:

    2011 Navarro Rosé 'Mendocino' (13.5% ABV)
    nose: minerals, fresh strawberry
    palate: crisp acidity, light body, lightly fruity

    This wine was a pale salmon color and probably the finest rosé from CA
    that I've tasted (sorry, Steve E!). It's not a profound wine by any
    stretch but it's delicious now and hides its (for me) high ABV well.
    Any wine that makes me think of Baudry's Chinon Rosé is all right in my
    book. No idea what grapes go into this, but it's a winner and decent
    QPR ($15 from the winery).

    1998 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Estate
    nose: pencil lead, brambly dark berry fruit
    palate: chalky tannins, medium body, balanced acidity

    With grilled ribeye steaks, this was a fine example of a restrained
    CalCab. Much less fruit-driven than the norm from the region and also
    less fruity than other years, it was a fine example of a savory CalCab.

    2008 Dom. de Terres Dorées (J.P. Brun) Côte de Brouilly
    nose: tart red fruits, juicy
    palate: bright acidity, light body, slightly hot finish

    Without food, this was strikingly tart, but with roast chicken it
    rounded out beautifully and seemed much richer. We probably drank this
    too young, but Jean wanted gamay and the rest of our Beaujolais are from
    '05, '09 and '10.

    Mark Lipton

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    lleichtman Guest

    Default Re: [TN] Recent wines

    On Wednesday, October 3, 2012 10:53:41 AM UTC-6, Mark Lipton wrote:
    > With various meals recently:
    >
    >
    >
    > 2011 Navarro Ros� 'Mendocino' (13.5% ABV)
    >
    > nose: minerals, fresh strawberry
    >
    > palate: crisp acidity, light body, lightly fruity
    >
    >
    >
    > This wine was a pale salmon color and probably the finest ros� from CA
    >
    > that I've tasted (sorry, Steve E!). It's not a profound wine by any
    >
    > stretch but it's delicious now and hides its (for me) high ABV well.
    >
    > Any wine that makes me think of Baudry's Chinon Ros� is all rightin my
    >
    > book. No idea what grapes go into this, but it's a winner and decent
    >
    > QPR ($15 from the winery).
    >
    >
    >
    > 1998 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Estate
    >
    > nose: pencil lead, brambly dark berry fruit
    >
    > palate: chalky tannins, medium body, balanced acidity
    >
    >
    >
    > With grilled ribeye steaks, this was a fine example of a restrained
    >
    > CalCab. Much less fruit-driven than the norm from the region and also
    >
    > less fruity than other years, it was a fine example of a savory CalCab.
    >
    >
    >
    > 2008 Dom. de Terres Dor�es (J.P. Brun) C�te de Brouilly
    >
    > nose: tart red fruits, juicy
    >
    > palate: bright acidity, light body, slightly hot finish
    >
    >
    >
    > Without food, this was strikingly tart, but with roast chicken it
    >
    > rounded out beautifully and seemed much richer. We probably drank this
    >
    > too young, but Jean wanted gamay and the rest of our Beaujolais are from
    >
    > '05, '09 and '10.
    >
    >
    >
    > Mark Lipton
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    >
    > alt.food.wine FAQ: http://winefaq.cwdjr.net


    Odd markings in your posting. Don't know what that was. Still have the '99 Montelena two unopened bottles. One of my favorites.

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    Mark Lipton Guest

    Default Re: [TN] Recent wines

    On 10/3/12 2:09 PM, lleichtman wrote:

    >
    > Odd markings in your posting. Don't know what that was. Still have
    > the '99 Montelena two unopened bottles. One of my favorites.
    >


    The odd markings result from Giggle Groups' inability to correct read
    character encoding headers. The one word was rose (with an accent on
    the e) and the other words were Dorees (with an accent on the second e)
    and Cote (with a circumflex over the o).

    I liked the '99 when I tasted it side-by-side with the '98 and '00, but
    the '98 was my favorite at that time. Would be interesting to taste
    them side-by-side now.

    Mark Lipton

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    Bi!! Guest

    Default Re: Recent wines

    On Oct 3, 12:53*pm, Mark Lipton <not...@eudrup.ude> wrote:
    > With various meals recently:
    >
    > 2011 Navarro Ros 'Mendocino' (13.5% ABV)
    > nose: minerals, fresh strawberry
    > palate: crisp acidity, light body, lightly fruity
    >
    > This wine was a pale salmon color and probably the finest ros from CA
    > that I've tasted (sorry, Steve E!). *It's not a profound wine by any
    > stretch but it's delicious now and hides its (for me) high ABV well.
    > Any wine that makes me think of Baudry's Chinon Ros is all right in my
    > book. *No idea what grapes go into this, but it's a winner and decent
    > QPR ($15 from the winery).
    >
    > 1998 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Estate
    > nose: pencil lead, brambly dark berry fruit
    > palate: chalky tannins, medium body, balanced acidity
    >
    > With grilled ribeye steaks, this was a fine example of a restrained
    > CalCab. *Much less fruit-driven than the norm from the region and also
    > less fruity than other years, it was a fine example of a savory CalCab.
    >
    > 2008 Dom. de Terres Dor es (J.P. Brun) C te de Brouilly
    > nose: tart red fruits, juicy
    > palate: bright acidity, light body, slightly hot finish
    >
    > Without food, this was strikingly tart, but with roast chicken it
    > rounded out beautifully and seemed much richer. *We probably drank this
    > too young, but Jean wanted gamay and the rest of our Beaujolais are from
    > '05, '09 and '10.
    >
    > Mark Lipton
    >
    > --
    > alt.food.wine FAQ: *http://winefaq.cwdjr.net


    Montelena is still an all time favorite of mine. Thnaks for the notes
    Mark. I still have one more bottle of 1978.

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