Wine of the Year (12/07)

A Special Thanks to Sandra and Ian Spalding for championing this tasting. This was the 5th year for December’s “Wine of the Year”. The first two (of 7) December tastings were raid-the-cellar tastings. The Spaldings came up with the idea for WOTY and it’s been the perfect theme for December since. I thought it might be fun to review what some of the past bottle guests were, so click on the links at the bottom of this post if you are interested!

Blind Tasting. Chateau Spalding.

Group’s Preference.

1. ‘03 Girard Artistry (Lufkin)

2. ‘04 Ornellaia Le Serre Nuova (Crystal City)

3. ‘05 Rutherford Grove Petite Sirah Spg Crk Vyd (Henderson)

4. ‘05 L’Angevin Pinot Noir Son. Stage Vyd (Waskam)

5. ‘05 H. Lun Lagrein (George West)

5. ‘04 El Nido Clio (Comfort)

6. ‘05 Lafond Syrah Santa Rita Hills (Sandy)

7. ‘97 Fontodi Chianti Classico Sorbo (La Grange)

8. ‘06 Michel Rolland Clos de Los Siete (Mart)

9. ‘05 Chatagnier Saint Joseph (Pharr)

9. ‘04 Vall Llach Priorat Embruix (Itasca)

10. ‘06 Michel Rolland Clos de Los Siete (Paris)

10. ‘04 Plan Pegau Rouge (Ennis)

11. ‘96 Truchot Clos de La Roche Grd Cru (Middleton)

11. ‘99 Fabrizio Bianchi Chianti Cl Il Poggio Monsanto (Nacogdoches)

12. ‘00 LeSec Chat-du-Pape Galets Blonds (Marfa)

13. ‘04 Wild Earth Pinot Noir (Mexia)

14. ‘04 Abbaye de Tholomies Minervois (Brenham)

15. ‘02 Duckhorn Three Palms (Grapevine)

16. ‘04 Atauta Ribera del Duero (Freer)

17. ‘06 Barahonda Carro Tinto (Cold Spring)

18. ‘05 Chatagnier Saint Joseph (Marlin)

18. ‘04 Casa Zuliani Cab Franc (Bend)

18. ‘03 Curtis Syrah Vogelzang Vyd (Port Aransas)

19. ‘02 Quinta de Roques Touriga Nacional (Waxahachie)

no votes.

20. ‘03 Malescot St. Expuery Margaux (West)

20. ‘04 Ch du Cedre Cahors Prestige (San Elizario)

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My results.

1. ‘04 Atauta Ribera del Duero (Freer) $42 A+ +36 **** 121107

2. ‘05 Chatagnier Saint Joseph (Pharr) $40 A+ +24 ****

3. ‘03 Girard Artistry (Lufkin) $33 A +9 ***

4. ‘04 Ornellaia Le Serre Nuova (Crystal City) $60 A- -34 **

5. ‘96 Truchot Clos de La Roche Grd Cru (Middleton) $160 A- -108 **

6. ‘05 H. Lun Lagrein (George West) $29 A- -10 **

7. ‘04 Wild Earth Pinot Noir (Mexia) $29 A- -5 **

8. ‘04 Abbaye de Tholomies Minervois (Brenham) $16 A- +3 **

9. ‘04 Ch du Cedre Cahors Prestige (San Elizario) $23 A- -7 **

10. ‘04 Vall Llach Priorat Embruix (Itasca) $38 A- -21 **

11. ‘97 Fontodi Chianti Classico Sorbo (La Grange) $55 A- -22 **

12. ‘05 Rutherford Grove Petite Sirah Spg Crk Vyd (Henderson) $36 A- -12 **

13. ‘05 L’Angevin Pinot Noir Son. Stage Vyd (Waskam) $53 A- -29 **

14. ‘04 El Nido Clio (Comfort) $65 A- -47 *

15. ‘02 Duckhorn Three Palms (Grapevine) $96 A- -78 *

16. ‘00 LeSec Chat-du-Pape Galets Blonds (Marfa) $27 A- -9 *

17. ‘06 Michel Rolland Clos de Los Siete (Paris) $15 A- +3 *

18. ‘06 Michel Rolland Clos de Los Siete (Mart) $15 A- -1 *

19. ‘06 Barahonda Carro Tinto (Cold Spring) $9 B+ +2

20. ‘05 Lafond Syrah Santa Rita Hills (Sandy) $17 B+ -6

21. ‘02 Quinta de Roques Touriga Nacional (Waxahachie) $29 B+ -11

22. ‘05 Chatagnier Saint Joseph (Marlin) $40 B+ -26

23. ‘04 Plan Pegau Rouge (Ennis) $15 B+ -5

24. ‘04 Casa Zuliani Cab Franc (Bend) $17 B -8

25. ‘99 Fabrizio Bianchi Chianti Cl Il Poggio Monsanto (Nacogdoches) off

26. ‘03 Malescot St. Expuery Margaux (West) off/lil corked

27. ‘03 Curtis Syrah Vogelzang Vyd (Port Aransas) corked

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Here are links to previous years…

December 2006

December 2005

December 2004

December 2003

December 2002 (Free-for-All Cellar Raid)

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~ by GoodTasteReport on December 12, 2007.

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