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    DaleW Guest

    Default TN: week of (French, German, Austrian, and American) wines

    Catching up:

    The 2010 Billaud-Simon ‘Montee de Tonnerre” Chablis 1er from 375 ml wasracy, fresh, and stony. Pretty much what I want in a Chablis. A-

    The 2009 Gritsch Mauritiushof “1000-Eimerberg “ Riesling Smaragd went well with “Danny Kaye chicken salad” (a nice light tarragon-loaded dish).. A richer rounder style of Riesling, peaches and ginger, nice if not profound. B

    A couple of nights in Georgia for my dad’s birthday, my only wine consumption was a glass of (vintage unknown) St. Supery Sauvignon Blanc with trout, shrimp/sweet potato fritters, okra, etc at Miltons in Alpharetta. Grassy,medium bodied, acceptable. B-?

    With a feta/spinach/tomato/olive grilled pizza and a corn/bean salad, the 2011 Le Petit Chaperon rose. A bit clunky, ripe red fruits, ok but not to seek out. B-/B

    I opened the 2010 Huet “Le Haut Lieu” Vouvray Sec to go with halibut w/martini butter, bok choy salad, eggplant, and green beans. Zing! Takes a little while to open up, but lovely Chenin in a sec-tendre style, lemon pie and stony mineral notes, wooly and long. Zippy acids. Holds up well overnight and is enjoyed at park., A-

    Last night great jazz concert at riverfront, I made a red snapper ceviche and caprese; others brought grilled chicken, salads, etc. A variety of wineswere consumed:

    2011 Mittelbach Zweigelt rose
    strawberries, very light, dry, refreshing summer wine if not very substantial. B-

    2011 Tour Boisee Minervois rose
    Very pale, red fruit and herbs, quite pleasant. B-/B

    2011 Bart Marsannay rose
    red fruits, floral, a nice mineral finish. More powerful than the other 2 roses, though on the light side for this botlting, quite nice. B

    2009 Rebholz Dry Riesling
    Lots of herb and pine notes here (too much for some, but I enjoyed). Quite dry, citrusy, good length. B/B+

    2009 Keller Trocken Riesling QbA
    Nice showing, fairly full, just a hint of sweetness, pit fruit and citrus, flinty long finish. Quite the bargain. B+

    2006 Perrin Gigondas
    Hot, woody, ponderous. Maybe I’d like better in a non-picnic setting. C+

    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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    Bi!! Guest

    Default Re: TN: week of (French, German, Austrian, and American) wines

    On Jul 12, 11:32*am, DaleW <Dwmi...@aol.com> wrote:
    > Catching up:
    >
    > The 2010 Billaud-Simon ‘Montee de Tonnerre” Chablis 1er from 375 ml was racy, fresh, and stony. Pretty much what I want in a Chablis. A-
    >
    > The 2009 Gritsch Mauritiushof “1000-Eimerberg “ Riesling Smaragd wentwell with “Danny Kaye chicken salad” (a nice light tarragon-loaded dish). A richer rounder style of Riesling, peaches and ginger, nice if not profound. B
    >
    > A couple of nights in Georgia for my dad’s birthday, my only wine consumption was a glass of (vintage unknown) St. Supery Sauvignon Blanc with trout, shrimp/sweet potato fritters, okra, etc at Miltons in Alpharetta. Grassy, medium bodied, acceptable. B-?
    >
    > With a feta/spinach/tomato/olive grilled pizza and a corn/bean salad, the2011 Le Petit Chaperon rose. A bit clunky, ripe red fruits, ok but not to seek out. B-/B
    >
    > I opened the 2010 Huet “Le Haut Lieu” Vouvray Sec to go with halibut w/martini butter, bok choy salad, eggplant, and green beans. Zing! Takes a little while to open up, but lovely Chenin in a sec-tendre style, lemon pieand stony mineral notes, wooly and long. Zippy acids. Holds up well overnight and is enjoyed at park., A-
    >
    > Last night great jazz concert at riverfront, I made a red snapper cevicheand caprese; others brought grilled chicken, salads, etc. A variety of wines were consumed:
    >
    > 2011 Mittelbach Zweigelt rose
    > strawberries, very light, dry, refreshing summer wine if not very substantial. B-
    >
    > 2011 Tour Boisee Minervois rose
    > Very pale, red fruit and herbs, quite pleasant. B-/B
    >
    > 2011 Bart Marsannay rose
    > red fruits, floral, a nice mineral finish. More powerful than the other 2roses, though on the light side for this botlting, quite nice. B
    >
    > 2009 Rebholz Dry Riesling
    > Lots of herb and pine notes here (too much for some, but I enjoyed). Quite dry, citrusy, good length. B/B+
    >
    > 2009 Keller Trocken Riesling QbA
    > Nice showing, fairly full, just a hint of sweetness, pit fruit and citrus, flinty long finish. Quite the bargain. B+
    >
    > 2006 Perrin Gigondas
    > Hot, woody, ponderous. Maybe I’d like better in a non-picnic setting. C+
    >
    > 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.



    Dale-I haven't tasted any 2010 Chablis at this point but I hope your
    notes bodes well for the vintage in general. I have had a few 2010
    Huets that I have really enjoyed but have set the rest of them back
    for a little aging. The 2006 Perrin won't improve no matter the
    setting. Not a fan. Thanks for the notes.

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    Mark Lipton Guest

    Default Re: TN: week of (French, German, Austrian, and American) wines

    On 7/12/12 11:48 AM, Bi!! wrote:

    > Dale-I haven't tasted any 2010 Chablis at this point but I hope your
    > notes bodes well for the vintage in general. I have had a few 2010
    > Huets that I have really enjoyed but have set the rest of them back
    > for a little aging. The 2006 Perrin won't improve no matter the
    > setting. Not a fan. Thanks for the notes.
    >


    Bill,
    The commentary I've seen so far on the '10 vintage in Chablis is that
    it's another great, classic year, with good acidity. There seems to be
    an "even year" trend there, with '00, '02, '04, '08 and '10 all fine
    years ('06 perhaps being the outlier there).

    Mark Lipton


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    Bi!! Guest

    Default Re: TN: week of (French, German, Austrian, and American) wines

    On Jul 12, 12:53*pm, Mark Lipton <not...@eudrup.ude> wrote:
    > On 7/12/12 11:48 AM, Bi!! wrote:
    >
    > > Dale-I haven't tasted any 2010 Chablis at this point but I hope your
    > > notes bodes well for the vintage in general. *I have had a few 2010
    > > Huets that I have really enjoyed but have set the rest of them back
    > > for a little aging. *The 2006 Perrin won't improve no matter the
    > > setting. *Not a fan. *Thanks for the notes.

    >
    > Bill,
    > * *The commentary I've seen so far on the '10 vintage in Chablis is that
    > it's another great, classic year, with good acidity. *There seems to be
    > an "even year" trend there, with '00, '02, '04, '08 and '10 all fine
    > years ('06 perhaps being the outlier there).
    >
    > Mark Lipton
    >
    > --
    > alt.food.wine FAQ: *http://winefaq.cwdjr.net


    I tend to prefer the fresher, zippy years with slightly higher levels
    of acidity than those of massive ripeness and concentration. Thanks
    for the quck primer it saved me from an hour of reading Alan
    Meadows...but I do like reading Alan's take on things.

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    DaleW Guest

    Default Re: TN: week of (French, German, Austrian, and American) wines

    On Thursday, July 12, 2012 12:53:16 PM UTC-4, Mark Lipton wrote:
    > On 7/12/12 11:48 AM, Bi!! wrote:
    >
    > &gt; Dale-I haven&#39;t tasted any 2010 Chablis at this point but I hope your
    > &gt; notes bodes well for the vintage in general. I have had a few 2010
    > &gt; Huets that I have really enjoyed but have set the rest of them back
    > &gt; for a little aging. The 2006 Perrin won&#39;t improve no matter the
    > &gt; setting. Not a fan. Thanks for the notes.
    > &gt;
    >
    > Bill,
    > The commentary I&#39;ve seen so far on the &#39;10 vintage in Chablis is that
    > it&#39;s another great, classic year, with good acidity. There seems to be
    > an &quot;even year&quot; trend there, with &#39;00, &#39;02, &#39;04, &#39;08 and &#39;10 all fine
    > years (&#39;06 perhaps being the outlier there).
    >
    >

    I'd personally rank 2007 Chablis pretty high, though I haven't tasted in great depth and don't know vintage rep.

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