Argentina Et Mas

Argentina

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‘03 Crios de Susana Balbo Torrontes $-1 (retail) 022604 (tasted) ***
‘02 Crios de Susana Balbo Syrah-Bonarda +1 ***
‘02 BenMarco Malbec -3
‘01 BenMarco Malbec V.M.S. -20
‘02 La Posta del Vinatero Malbec Angel Paulucci Vineyard +1 ***

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Chile & Argentina

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‘02 Echeverria Chard (no wood) Chile (country) $+2 (retail) 022604 (tasted)
‘03 El Portillo Chard (no wood)
Argentina -1
‘01 Salentein Pinot Noir Arg -24

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Australia & New Zealand

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‘96 E & E Barossa Valley Shiraz Aus (country) $55 (retail) -20 (worth retail?) 011304 (tasted)
‘98 Trevor Jones Wild Witch Shiraz $70 -45
‘94 Lindeman’s Limestone Ridge Coonawara Shiraz $20 -5
‘96 Rosemount Balmoral
Shiraz $40 -5
‘02 Jacob’s Creek Grenache/Shiraz $9 =
‘99 Oxford Landing Shiraz Yalumba $9 +1

‘01 Torbreck Woodcutter’s Red Aus (country) $20 (retail) +10 (worth retail) 120903 (tasted)

‘01 Bladen Sauv Blanc Marlborough New
Zealand (country) $-1 (retail)031204 (tasted)

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Australia & New Zealand

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‘01 D’Arenberg Darry’s Original Grenache Aus (country) $17 (retail) 030904 (tasted) CORKED!

Australia & New Zealand

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‘02 Sileni Estate Pinot Noir NZ(country) $ 21 (retail) -3 (worth retail) 022604 (tasted)***
‘02 Hill of Content PN Aus $21 -9

 

 

 

 

TASTE OF WINE TUESDAYS 

November 9, 2005

Cabernet Sauvignon (11/05)

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Blind Tasting. Chateau Randle.

Group Results.
1. ’96 Sawyer (Spam)
2. ’00 Dutch Henry Napa Reserve (Chicken Fried Steak)
3. ’95 Silver Oak
Napa (Peanut Butter)
4. ’04 Excelsior (Almonds)
4. ’01 Burgess Napa (Arrendondes Beef Enchiladas)
5. ’97 Caymus Special Selection (Manchego)
6. ’01 Smith Madrone (Cheese Grits)
6. ’00 Deerfield Ranch
Sonoma (Collard Greens)
7. ’95 Neyers (Raw Carrots) $46
7. ’96 Silver Oak Alexander (Chipotle Brownie)
7. ’93 Silver Oak Alexander (Mashed Potatoes)
8. ’02 Susana Balbo (Meat Loaf)
8. ’01 Charles Melton Barossa (Grits)
9. ’03 BenMarco (Dolmas)
10. ’94 Silver Oak Alexander (Cooked Carrots)
11. ’96 Argilus du Roi (Cornichon)
12. ’95 Silver Oak Alexander (Baked Potato)
13. ’04 Man Vintners (French Fries)
13. ’00

Beringer
Knights
Valley (Jelly)
14. ’00 Lanessan (Polenta)
14. ’03

Alexander
Valley (
Coco Puffs)
15. ’93 Guenoc Beckstoffer (Pate)

no votes.
’98 Silver Oak
Napa (Apple Sauce)
’02 Louis Martini
Sonoma (Shrimp Enchiladas)
’02
Liberty School (Greek Salad)
’02 Luis Felipe Edwards (Manchego & Toast)
’02 Val Verde (Mac n Cheese)
’01 Ariel (Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies)

My Results.
1. ’00 Dutch Henry Napa Reserve (Chicken Fried Steak) $65 A- -39 110905 *
2. ’96 Argilus du Roi (Cornichon) $50 A- -26 *
3. ’02 Susana Balbo (Meat Loaf) $31 A- -1 ***
4. ’01 Charles Melton Barossa (Grits) $18 A- +2 *
5. ’04 Excelsior (Almonds) $10 A- +6 ***
6. ’95 Neyers (Raw Carrots) $45 A- -25 **
7. ’01 Smith Madrone (Cheese Grits) $35 A- -11 *
8. ’00
Deerfield Ranch
Sonoma (Collard Greens) $37 A- -18 *
9. ’04 Man Vintners (French Fries) $9 B+ +5 **
10. ’03 BenMarco (Dolmas) $20 B+ -7
11. ’02 Louis Martini
Sonoma (Shrimp Enchiladas) $16 B+ -3 *
12. ’03

Alexander
Valley (
Coco Puffs) $14 B -1
13. ’95 Silver Oak
Napa (Peanut Butter) $140 B -126
14. ’01 Burgess Napa (Arrendondes Beef Enchiladas) $23 B+ -11
15. ’97 Caymus Special Selection (Manchego) $200 B -189
16. ’00 Lanessan (Polenta) $24 B- -13
17. ’98 Silver Oak
Napa (Apple Sauce) $110 B- -99
18. ’96 Sawyer (Spam) $70 B- -61

yucko.
19. ’93 Guenoc Beckstoffer (Pate) $50 B- -41
20. ’96 Silver Oak Alexander (Chipotle Brownie) $90 C+ -79
21. ’94 Silver Oak Alexander (Cooked Carrots) $140 B- -131
22. ’02

Liberty
School (Greek Salad) $14 C+ -6
23. ’02 Val Verde (Mac n Cheese) tastes like $4 F
24. ’93 Silver Oak Alexander (Mashed Potatoes) $125 F -123
25. ’02 Luis Felipe Edwards (Manchego & Toast) $7 C -1
26. 01 Ariel (Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies) $10 F -5

didn’t try.
’95 Silver Oak Alexander (Baked Potato) $120
’00

Beringer
Knights
Valley (Jelly) $20

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October 12, 2005

Under $20 Life-Changing Reds… (10/05)

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Blind Tasting. Chateau Jones.

Group Favorites. (17 wines)
1. ’03 BenMarco Malbec (Last Tango)
2. ’02 Bogle Phantom (Thing)
3. ’03 Matteo-Sabran Corbieres Le Viala (Baby Jane)
4. ’02 Colosi (Pinhead)
5. ’03 Ajello Furat (Joan Crawford)
6. ’03 Seghesio Zin Sonoma (Blob)
7. ’02 Foillard Morgon Cote du Py (Tre Chere)
8. ’02 Mas de Gourgonnier Baux de Provence (Invisible Wine)
9. ’03 Planeta La Segreta (The Birds)
10. ’02 J. Lohr Cab Sauv Seven Oaks (Blair Witch)
11. ’02 Mulderbosch Faithful Hound (Resnik)
11. ’02 Drouhin Chorey-Les Beaune (Norman Bates)
12. ’03 Roche-Audran Visan (Patrick Bateman)
13. ’03
Ch. Monoir du Gravoux Cote du Castillon (Hannibal Lechter)
14. ’03 Castello de Poggio Barbera d’Asti (Samara)
14. ’03 Rocky Gully Shiraz/Viognier (Jaws)

no votes.
’00 Pecchenino Dolcetto Dogliani Siri d Jermu (Chud)

My Favorites.
1. ’03 BenMarco Malbec (Last Tango) $20 +17 A+ 101105 ****
2. ’03 Matteo-Sabran Corbieres Le Viala (Baby Jane) $15 +10 A ***
3. ’02 Mas de Gourgonnier Baux de Provence (Invisible Wine) $18 +4 A ****
4. ’02 Foillard Morgon Cote du Py (Tre Chere) $28 -1 A ***
5. ’02 Mulderbosch Faithful Hound (Resnik) $20 -1 A- **
6. ’03 Ajello Furat (Joan Crawford) $16 +3 A *
7. ’03
Ch. Monoir du Gravoux Cote du Castillon (Hannibal Lechter) $14 A- +3
8. ’03 Roche-Audran Visan (Patrick Bateman) $17 -1 B+ *
9. ’00 Pecchenino Dolcetto Dogliani Siri d Jermu (Chud) $17 B+ -1
10. ’02 Drouhin Chorey-Les Beaune (Norman Bates) $20 B+ -2 *
11. ’03 Planeta La Segreta (The Birds) $18 B+ -3
12. ’02 Bogle Phantom (Thing) $15 B -2
13. ’03 Castello de Poggio Barbera d’Asti (Samara) $15 B -2
14. ’03 Rocky Gully Shiraz/Viognier (Jaws) $13 B -2
15. ’02 Colosi (Pinhead) $9 B +1
16. ’03 Seghesio Zin Sonoma (Blob) $20 B -8
17. ’02 J. Lohr Cab Sauv Seven Oaks (Blair Witch) $12 B- -2

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September 14, 2005

Reds to Reckon (9/05)

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What a great evening!
And Thank You for my “doggy bag” late-night snack and breakfast, too (ceviche)…
We may have to send Gary… and Lauren and
Stephen Shallcross (of the newly wed Shallcross fame!) on an entertainment/culinary tour to train the world on how to host a wine tasting that consistently exists in flawless perfection! Thank you!

Not Blind Tasting. Chateau Chancellor.

Most talked about: Darius II, Las Cases, Quintessa, Belair, Magari, ’99 Opus One, David Bruce, Leonardini, Conterno, and Viader.

My Favorites of the Night.
1. ’95 Leoville Las Cases $200 (retail) A+ (grade) -125 (worth retail) *****
2. ’96 Poderi Aldo Conterno Colonello $105 A -60 ***
3. ’01 Darioush Darius II $200 A- -140 ***
4. ’01 Gaja Ca Marcanda Magari $80 A- -42 **
5. ’98 Ch. Belair $68 A- -38
6.

’97 Whitehall Lane

Leonardini $175 A- -129
7. ’03 Seghesio Zin
Marshall Jones blend $30 A- = ***
8. ’00 Pegau Chat-du-Pape $55 A- -33
9. ’98 Croix de Gay $43 B+ -13
10. ’00
Ch. Margaux Pavillon Rouge $75 B+ -56
11. ’00 Feraud Brunel Cairanne $20 B+ +3 ***
12. ’87 Gaja Sori Tilden $275 B- -257
13.

’96 Whitehall Lane

Reserve $75 B -51
14. ’99 Opus One $210 A- -153
15. ’00 Viader $90 B+ -60
16. ’98 Opus One $190 A- -150
17. ’99 Dominus $140 A- -110
18. ’01 Opus One $185 B+ -155
19. ‘nv Cellier Dauphine CDR $7 C+ +3 **
20. ’95 Quintessa $110 B -100
21. ’99 Nickel & Nickel Carpenter $80 B -70
22. ’96 Jadot Charmes Chambertin $80 C -63
23. ’75
Ch. Rauzan Gassies $60 F gone

didn’t try…
’00 Sinskey RSV $54
’03 Justin Syrah $22
’97 Leeuwin Estate Cab Sauv Marg Riv $45
’04 Marquis Phillips Sarah’s $15
’02 David Bruce Pinot Noir Carneros $38
’04 Calatayud Vina Alarba $8

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August 10, 2005

My So-Called Spectacular Vintage Life… (8/05)

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Not Blind Tasting. Chateau Spalding.

Most talked about: Hartwell, La Sirene de Giscours, Alary, Bellefont Belcier, and Tignanello.

My Favorites of the Night.
1. ‘99 Tignanello $90 (retail) A (grade) -30 (worth retail?) 080905
2. ‘98 Alary Cairanne $20 A +7
3. ‘00 Fleur de Bouard Lalande de Pomerol $48 A =
4. ‘00
Ch. Potensac
Medoc $25 B+ +5
5. ‘98 Pegau Chat-du-Pape $50 B+ -10
6.

‘00 Bellefont Belcier St.

Emilion $36 B+ -6
7. ‘00 Sirene de Giscours Margaux $26 A- +10
8. ‘97 Hartwell Cab Sauv Stag’s Leap $150 A -100
9. ‘98 Girasols CDR Village Bienviellante $17 B +1
10. ‘99 Dievole B
11. ‘97 Tapestry $70 B -45
12. ‘97 William Harrison Cab Sauv $30 A- =
13. ‘97 Groth Cab Sauv $40 B -15
14. ‘97 Cakebread Cab Sauv Benchland Select $100 B+ -65

Wines.
‘97 William Harrison Cab Sauv
‘97 Hartwell Cab Sauv Stag’s Leap
‘97 Tapestry
‘97 Groth Cab Sauv
‘97 Cakebread Cab Sauv Benchland Select
‘98 Girasols CDR Village Bienviellante
‘98 Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape
‘98 Denis Alary Cairanne
‘99 Tignanello
‘99 Dievole
‘00 Ch. Potensac Medoc
‘00 La Sirene de Giscours Margaux
‘00 Bellefont Belcier St. Emilion
‘00 Fleur de Bouard Lalande de Pomerol

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July 13, 2005

Whites of France… (7/05)

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A special “Thank You” to Lauren and Stephen, and 2 Dine 4 Fine Catering for all edible treats, especially the tuna, shrimp sandwiches (still craving them!), beautiful fruit touches, and brilliant cheeses. They never accomplish anything less than perfect!

The most talked-about wines of the night were the ‘01
Ch. Carbonnieux
Pessac Leognan, ‘03 Ch. de Valmer Vouvray, ‘04 Routas Wild Boar White, and the ‘90 Chateau d’yquem…

Not Blind Tasting. Chateau Randle.

Wines of the night.
‘03 Dom. Amiot Guy Chassagne Montrachet Les Caillerets
‘03 Reverdy Sancerre Reine Blanche
‘03 Ch. de Valmer Vouvray
‘02 Lapostolle Sancerre
‘02 Jadot Chard
‘01 Ch. Carbonnieux Pessac Leognan
‘99 Merlin Cherrier Sancerre Chene Marchand
‘97 Girardin Corton Charlemagne
‘97 Giardin Chassagne Montrachet Morgeot
‘97 Pernot Bienvenues Batard Montrachet
‘83 Leroy Hospices de Beaune
‘69 Leroy Montrachet

‘99 Ch. Suduiraut Sauternes
‘94
Ch. d’yquem Sauternes
‘90
Ch. d’yquem Sauternes

‘94 Dom Du Mas Blanc Banyuls Coume

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June 15, 2005

Petite Syrah (6/05)…

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Blind Tasting. Chateau Curry.

Group’s Favorites. (20 wines)
1. ’03 Rosenblum P.S. Heritage Clone (
Sweden)
2. ’03 David Bruce P.S. (
Mexico)
2. ’03 Bogle P.S. (
Switzerland)
3. ’97 Christopher Creek P.S. (
Italy)
4. ’00 Foppiano P.S. (
France)
5. ’02 Jacob Franklin P.S. (
Texas)
6.

’99 Rosenblum P.S. Pickett Road

(
Morocco)
6. ’00 Biale P.S. Thomann Station (
Japan)
7. ’00 Campton Clark P.S. (
Ireland)
8. ’00 Biale P.S. Thomann Station (
Argentina)
9. ’02 Foppiano P.S. (
Monaco)
9. ’01 Summers P.S.
Napa (
Greece)
10. ’99 Murphy Goode Petite Verdot (
Cayman Islands)
10. ’98 Phillip Staley P.S.Dry Crk (
Armenia)
11. ’03 Concannon P.S. (
Spain)
12. ’01 Mars Cellars P.S. Patrick (
Aruba)
12. ’03

Concannon
P.S.
Central
Coast (
Iceland)
12. ’97 Stag’s Leap P.S. (United Nations)
13. ’03 Trinitas P.S. Old Vine
Lodi (
USA)
13. ’96 Stag’s Leap P.S. (
Pennsylvania)

My Favorites.
1. ’99 Murphy Goode Petite Verdot (
Cayman Islands) $35 A/+5
2. ’00 Foppiano P.S. (
France) $20 B+/+10
3. ’00 Biale P.S. Thomann Station (
Argentina) $44 B+/-19
4. ’03 Concannon P.S. (
Spain) $13 B/+7
5. ’01 Mars Cellars P.S. Patrick (
Aruba) $?
6. ’02 Jacob Franklin P.S. (
Texas) $45 A-/-5
7. ’01 Summers P.S.
Napa (
Greece) $46 B+/-28
8. ’03 Rosenblum P.S. Heritage Clone (
Sweden) $20 B/-2
9. ’96 Stag’s Leap P.S. (
Pennsylvania) $40 B/-21
10.

’99 Rosenblum P.S. Pickett Road

(
Morocco) $44 B-/-31
11. ’03 Bogle P.S. (
Switzerland) $11 B+/+10
12. ’03

Concannon
P.S.
Central
Coast (
Iceland) $13 B/+3
13. ’00 Biale P.S. Thomann Station (
Japan) $44 B-/-30
14. ’03 David Bruce P.S. (
Mexico) $20 B-/-4
15. ’02 Foppiano P.S. (
Monaco) $20 B/-7
16. ’03 Trinitas P.S. Old Vine
Lodi (
USA) $23 B/-7
17. ’98 Phillip Staley P.S.Dry Crk (
Armenia) $24 C+/-11
18. ’97 Stag’s Leap P.S. (United Nations) $38 C/-28
19. ’97 Christopher Creek P.S. (
Italy) $33 C/-24
did not try ’00 Campton Clark P.S.(
Ireland)

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May 11, 2005

Lawnmower Fun Whites (5/05)

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Blind Tasting. Chateau Luecke.

Group Favorites.
1. ’03 Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc/Viognier CA (close to you)
2. ’02 Saddleback Viognier Clarksbourg CA (sounds of griswald)
3. ’03 Huntington Sauv Blanc Earthquake (jessie’s girl)
3. ’01 Freemark Abbey Viognier CA (tell me what you want)
4. ‘nv Sharpe Hill Ballet of Angels CT (the wanderer-Donna Summer)
5. ’03 Pierre Boniface Apremont FR (over the rainbow)
5. ’03 Pierre Sparr One FR (walking on sunshine)
6. ’03 Thomas Sancerre Crele FR (
Abilene)
6. ’02 Laird Pinot Grigio Cold Mtn. Ranch CA (wango tango)
6. ’02 Gentil Hugel FR (mickey)
7. ’03 Burgan’s Albarino SP (no name 2)
7. ’02 Delaille Cheverny FR (u got what I need)
8. ’04 Kumkani Sauv Blanc SAfrica (girlfriend in a coma)
8. ’04 Spy Valley Sauv Blanc NZ (I love you, you love me)
9. ’03 Paron Mario Montecristo Pinot Grigio (no name)
10. ’01 Jean
Max Roger Sancerre Les Caillottes FR (alone again, naturally)
10. ’03 Tommasi Pinot Grigio IT (anything but Nancy Griffin)
11. ’03 Benessere
Rosato CA (girls just wanna have fun)
11. ’02 Fundacion Torrontes ARG (on the radio)

My Favorites.
1. ’01 Jean
Max Roger Sancerre Les Caillottes FR (alone again, naturally)
2. ’03 Pierre Sparr One FR (walking on sunshine)
3. ’03 Thomas Sancerre Crele FR (
Abilene)
4. ’03 Burgan’s Albarino SP (no name 2)
5. ’02 Delaille Cheverny FR (u got what I need)
6. ’03 Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc/Viognier CA (close to you)
7. ’02 Gentil Hugel FR (mickey)
8. ’04 Spy Valley Sauv Blanc NZ (I love you, you love me)
9. ’01 Freemark Abbey Viognier CA (tell me what you want)
10. ’03 Paron Mario Montecristo Pinot Grigio (no name)
11. ’03 Tommasi Pinot Grigio IT (anything but Nancy Griffin)
12. ’03 Pierre Boniface Apremont FR (over the rainbow)
13. ‘nv Sharpe Hill Ballet of Angels CT (the wanderer-Donna Summer)
14. ’04 Kumkani Sauv Blanc SAfrica (girlfriend in a coma)
15. ’02 Laird Pinot Grigio Cold Mtn. Ranch CA (wango tango)
16. ’03 Huntington Sauv Blanc Earthquake (jessie’s girl)
17. ’03 Benessere
Rosato CA (girls just wanna have fun)
18. ’02 Saddleback Viognier Clarksbourg CA (sounds of griswald)
19. ’02 Fundacion Torrontes ARG (on the radio)

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April 22, 2005

Merlot (4/05)

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Blind Tasting. Chateau Randle.

Group Favorites
1. ’96 Lewis Cellars Rsv (Mondovino)
2. ’00
Dallas Conte Rapel (Blind Date)
3. ’00 Saddleback (Berdida)
4. ’01 Merryvale Rsv (A Walk in the Clouds)
5. ’00 FontVillac Saint-Emilion (Yellow Rolls Royce)
6. ’00 Duckhorn Howell Mtn. (Withnail & I)
7. ’00
Ch. Haut-Chaigneau (Wine)
. ’97 Quail Ridge Rsv Volker (Big Night)
. ’00 Peju (Falcundavino)
8. ’97 Shafer (Sideways)
. ’97 Gundlach Bundschu (French Kiss)
. ’00 Vieux Chene Capucines (Dinner Rush)
. ’93 Duckhorn (The Celebration)
9. ’00 Remhoogte (
Sahara)
10. ’95 Sinskey Rsv (Blood & Wine)
. ’98 Pahlmeyer (New Wine)
. ’99 Ballentine
Napa (Hoo Hah)

My favorites of the night.

1. ’00 Ch. Haut-Chaigneau (Wine)
2. ’00 FontVillac Saint-Emilion (Yellow Rolls Royce)
3. ’93 Duckhorn (The Celebration)
4. ’00
Dallas Conte Rapel (Blind Date)
5. ’00 Vieux Chene Capucines (Dinner Rush)
6. ’98 Pahlmeyer (New Wine)
7. ’00 Peju (Falcundavino)
8. ’95 Sinskey Rsv (Blood & Wine)
9. ’97 Quail Ridge Rsv Volker (Big Night)
10. ’99 Ballentine
Napa (Hoo Hah)
11. ’97 Shafer (Sideways)
12. ’96 Lewis Cellars Rsv (Mondovino)
13. ’00 Duckhorn Howell Mtn. (Withnail & I)
14. ’97 Gundlach Bundschu (French Kiss)
15. ’00 Remhoogte (
Sahara)
16. ’00 Saddleback (Berdida)
17. ’01 Merryvale Rsv (A Walk in the Clouds)

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