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Thread: TN: wines from France, Germany, US, Austria, and Argentina

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    DaleW Guest

    Default TN: wines from France, Germany, US, Austria, and Argentina

    2009 Diel Riesling Kabinett
    No vineyard designation. Limeade and green apple flavors, decent acidity, nice length, at the $11 PC price Iím happy, but Iím not generally a buyer of Diel at regular retail, and this wouldnít change that. B/B-

    2005 Bitouzet-Prieur Bourgogne
    Hard and ungiving first night, bitter edge to the fruit, sweeter on night 2, night 3 fruit is fullest but by then lots of caramelly oxidative notes. B-

    2009 Knoll "Loibner" Blauer Burgunder Federspiel
    Rose with the cool old-fashioned Knoll label. Fuller style of rose, more like a Sancerre than anything else I can compare to, but herbier. Good with grilled chicken sausage and squash. B

    2009 Rosenblum ďVintnerís CuveeĒ Chardonnay
    I had carried some squid marinated in lemon/garlic/EVOO/pepper flakes to friend to be grilled as an appetizer, this was the white they had opened. Decent acidity for CalChard, not much evident oak, this isnít a stereotypical butterbomb, but it could use more definition and length. Iíd have preferred something like a Loire SB with the squid, but this was ok. B-/C+

    2005 Ch. Larose Trintaudon (Haut Medoc)
    Pretty good argument for 2005, drinking well for a cheapie chateau, this has good ripeness but a pretty solid structure underneath. Cassis, plum, and a bit of earth. Went well with braised short ribs. B

    2009 Mapema Malbec
    This was a bit much for me, all jam and oak, big and frooty. I found hard to take with food and much preferred the Bordeaux, but as an after dinner drink it was about tolerable. C+

    2009 Adam Hofberg Kabinett
    Betsyís return to our kitchen was a bit eclectic- fish tacos, artichokes,and matzoh ball soup. Big Kabinett, sweet but fairly balanced, Mosel applewith slate/mineral finish. 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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    lleichtman Guest

    Default Re: TN: wines from France, Germany, US, Austria, and Argentina

    On Apr 7, 10:24*am, DaleW <Dwmi...@aol.com> wrote:
    > 2009 Diel Riesling Kabinett
    > No vineyard designation. Limeade and green apple flavors, decent acidity,nice length, at the $11 PC price Iím happy, but Iím not generally a buyer of Diel at regular retail, and this wouldnít change that. B/B-
    >
    > 2005 Bitouzet-Prieur Bourgogne
    > Hard and ungiving first night, bitter edge to the fruit, sweeter on night2, night 3 fruit is fullest but by then lots of caramelly oxidative notes.B-
    >
    > 2009 Knoll *"Loibner" Blauer Burgunder Federspiel
    > Rose with the cool old-fashioned Knoll label. Fuller style of rose, more like a Sancerre than anything else I can compare to, but herbier. Good withgrilled chicken sausage and squash. B
    >
    > 2009 Rosenblum ďVintnerís CuveeĒ Chardonnay
    > I had carried some squid marinated in lemon/garlic/EVOO/pepper flakes to friend to be grilled as an appetizer, this was the white they had opened. Decent acidity for CalChard, not much evident oak, this isnít a stereotypical butterbomb, but it could use more definition and length. Iíd have preferred something like a Loire SB with the squid, but this was ok. B-/C+
    >
    > 2005 Ch. Larose Trintaudon (Haut Medoc)
    > Pretty good argument for 2005, drinking well for a cheapie chateau, this has good ripeness but a pretty solid structure underneath. Cassis, plum, and a bit of earth. *Went well with braised short ribs. B
    >
    > 2009 Mapema Malbec
    > This was a bit much for me, all jam and oak, big and frooty. I found hardto take with food and much preferred the Bordeaux, but as an after dinner drink it was about tolerable. C+
    >
    > 2009 Adam Hofberg Kabinett
    > Betsyís return to our kitchen was a bit eclectic- fish tacos, artichokes, and matzoh ball soup. Big Kabinett, sweet but fairly balanced, Mosel apple with slate/mineral finish. 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


    Kind of weird Passover food what with fish tacos and all. That squid
    dish is screaming for a Vernacchia.

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