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    DaleW Guest

    Default TN: Rheingau, Nahe, Burgundy, Loire, and corked Californian

    2007 Donnhoff Riesling QbA. *Goes well with shrimps with serrano and a
    grain salad. Good acidity yet with a broad creamy mouthfeel, nice
    balance, fine for level. B/B+

    2008 Chidaine "Choisilles" Montlouis
    Lemon, rocks, rocking! This is a new cuvee to me, but I'll look for in
    future. Great match with some broiled flounder with mustard/thyme,
    with pimenton cauliflower and asparagus on the side. Fairly dry, sugar
    just a glimpse on the horizon, bright and vivid with. Floral, mineral,
    citrus. A-

    2004 Kesseler "Rudesheime Bischofsberg" Riesling Spatlese GK
    Quite sweet (easily Auslese I'd guess), but good acids. Fresh, but not
    exciting. B
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    I had an all day meeting Sunday (complicated by flooding all over
    Westchester), but came home to wondrous smells of brisket cooking.
    With beef carbonade, red cabbage, and potatoes with horseradish I
    opened the 2000 Edmunds St. John "Los Robles Viejos- Rozet Vineyard."
    Dark fruit profile, but lighter body, I want to like this, and would
    have except that after a bit I had to admit the Portugese Menace was
    present. Oh well. I quickly popped a half bottle of the 2006 Potel
    Morey St Denis Vieille Vignes. This was a bit tight, but half bottle
    didn't really last long enough to open up. Black cherry, earth, maybe
    a hint of barnyard,. Good but unremarkable. B/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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    Mark Lipton Guest

    Default Re: TN: Rheingau, Nahe, Burgundy, Loire, and corked Californian

    On 4/18/11 1:17 PM, DaleW wrote:


    > 2008 Chidaine "Choisilles" Montlouis
    > Lemon, rocks, rocking! This is a new cuvee to me, but I'll look for in
    > future. Great match with some broiled flounder with mustard/thyme,
    > with pimenton cauliflower and asparagus on the side. Fairly dry, sugar
    > just a glimpse on the horizon, bright and vivid with. Floral, mineral,
    > citrus. A-


    That's good to hear, Dale, and in keeping with John Gilman's
    observations about the quality of '08 for demi-sec (and, I'd wager,
    sec-tendre) Chenin. I don't think that I have any of the Choiselles,
    but I do have some Le Bouchet headed my way. Thanks for the notes.

    Mark Lipton
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    Mike Tommasi Guest

    Default Re: TN: Rheingau, Nahe, Burgundy, Loire, and corked Californian

    On 18/04/2011 19:28, Mark Lipton wrote:
    > On 4/18/11 1:17 PM, DaleW wrote:
    >
    >
    >> 2008 Chidaine "Choisilles" Montlouis
    >> Lemon, rocks, rocking! This is a new cuvee to me, but I'll look for in
    >> future. Great match with some broiled flounder with mustard/thyme,
    >> with pimenton cauliflower and asparagus on the side. Fairly dry, sugar
    >> just a glimpse on the horizon, bright and vivid with. Floral, mineral,
    >> citrus. A-

    >
    > That's good to hear, Dale, and in keeping with John Gilman's
    > observations about the quality of '08 for demi-sec (and, I'd wager,
    > sec-tendre) Chenin. I don't think that I have any of the Choiselles,
    > but I do have some Le Bouchet headed my way. Thanks for the notes.


    Opened Choisilles after driving 600km with it, was great. For a moment I
    misread the post and thought you found the wine to hhave aromas of
    broiled flounder... Same here, beautiful grapefruit and honeysuckle.

    Mike

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