Wines of Jura Tasting April 5
Domaines Henri Maire Vin Jaune Arbois 2008 100% Savagin
Since 1632 their wines sport the classic authentic Jura taste.
Domaine Jacques TISSOT
Enjoyed tasting the selection of this sustainable wine estate.
As should be expected all Slow Wwine highlight choices were at least good and most very good+.
Our show favorite was from Piedmont: Barale Fratelli Barolo Bussia Ris 2010 Nebbolo [organic]
TASTING BYTES 2016
Lebanese Wine Day November 17, 2016
Clearly the French influence (remember Beruit used to be called the Paris of the Middle East
Domaine Des Tourelles I especially enjoyed their old Vine Cinsault as well as Arak
Domaine Wardy Obeideh 2914 First time tasted Obeideh the intriguing native Lebanon White
Outstanding: their Private Selection Red Blend of Merlot, Syrah, Merlot * Cabernet 2007
Sadly disappointed in Chateau Musar’s offerings. Hopefully this will be a onetime event
Navarra Grand Tasting November 14
Bodegas Castillo De Monjardin
Chardonnay Barrica Seleccion 2012
Castillo de Mongardin Garnacha 2013 (70 year old vines
May 17 VIII Guía Peñín Selection, Spanish Wine Tasting
Muscat of Alexandria from Malaga Seminar/Tasting by Jose Penin Bodegas Jorge Ordonez Malaga Beautifully sweet-/old vines/ “if you love ice cream, these wines are for you!”
Favorite winery: Rodiquez Sanzo: GREAT value Terras de Javier Rodriquez Toro 2012 100+ years (93)Runner up: Ferratus Sensaciones Decino 2003 Red Ribera Del Duero Bodegas Coevas Jimenz- Feratus (96)
APRIL 27 Le Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux Pier A Harbor House - 22 Battery Place - New York, NY
First if you have not visited Pier A, do so! It is one of the best drink/smart casual water dining venues in the city!
Philipe Raoux The Winemaker's
Collection Section 10 (Haut Medoc)- also noteworthy
Chateau D'Arsac (Margaux).
2015 Vintage of favorite Chateau
Le Prieure 2015 vintage like 47: "Incredible
lightness of wine" i.e. strong but light.
Lorraine White's favorite: Chateau La Croizille St Emilion Grand Cru. Noted for matching barrel wood to each parcel.
Finally worthy of mention Chateau Dalem.
April 26 Valpolicella Ripasso
Think " Amarone Light"- Rounded, approachable and good value. So many good choices one clear winner: Casa VitIvinicola TINAZZI
21 Passion Jura Annual Grand Tasting
Naturally here Jeune wines were distinctive, but our surprise discovery were the delicious Chardonnays of Domaine Rijkaert
April 5 Wines from Santorini: Volcanic Terroristas Unite
Boutari always the safe bet.
January 23 Pinot Wine Days
As usual, New Zealand outperforms California on a Price/Value basis.
One reliable choice: MacMurray Estate Vineyards and a Discovery: Foursight Wines
January 25 Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux Trade Tasting
2013 Vintage is not likely to be memorable.
Usual favorites e.g. Chateau Clinet (Pomerol), Leoville Barton (Saint-Julien) etc. Value Discovery: Chateau de Chantegrive (Graves)