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Some bocce wines enjoyed yesterday in the garden:

2004 Le Chablisienne Mont de Mileu Chablis – initial hint of sulphur
blew away and then there was a fairly sweet fruit nose, although the
same rip fruit was absent from palate, where the wine showed nicely
dry and clean. Very decent.

2003 Matrot Wittersheim Meursault Charmes – the difference here was a
less sweet nose with the addition of vanilla and citrus. Very
enjoyable.

2005 Beron Pinot Noir Dijon Clone (Willamette Valley) – new producer
for me. Bright fruit, sweet in the nose and a tad smple still but
very pleasant.

1995 Ridge Lytton Springs Zinfandel – warm whiskey oak sort of nose,
swet and long.

1995 Banister Bradford Mountain Zinfandel – older, and a bit browner
on the edges, with a more elegance and good length. Both were well
into the second phase of Zin life when they present more like cabs,
having lost the blackberry fruit and baby fat.

2007 Mordoree CduRhone – dark fruit sweet nose, soft wine with good
length, what’s not to like?

While Coop and I handily won the first game of bocce, the opposition
plied us with wine to weaken our resolve and we let them have their
way with us thereafter. I shall draw a veil over the unpleasant
details!

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On Jul 20, 9:55*am, "Bill S." wrote:
Some bocce wines enjoyed yesterday in the garden:

2004 Le Chablisienne Mont de Mileu Chablis – initial hint of sulphur
blew away and then there was a fairly sweet fruit nose, although the
same rip fruit was absent from palate, where the wine showed nicely
dry and clean. *Very decent.

2003 Matrot Wittersheim Meursault Charmes – the difference here was a
less sweet nose with the addition of vanilla and citrus. *Very
enjoyable.

2005 Beron Pinot Noir Dijon Clone (Willamette Valley) – new producer
for me. *Bright fruit, sweet in the nose and a tad smple still but
very pleasant.

1995 Ridge Lytton Springs Zinfandel – warm whiskey oak sort of nose,
swet and long.

1995 Banister Bradford Mountain Zinfandel – older, and a bit browner
on the edges, with a more elegance and good length. *Both were well
into the second phase of Zin life when they present more like cabs,
having lost the blackberry fruit and baby fat.

2007 Mordoree CduRhone – dark fruit sweet nose, soft wine with good
length, what’s not to like?

While Coop and I handily won the first game of bocce, the opposition
plied us with wine to weaken our resolve and we let them have their
way with us thereafter. *I shall draw a veil over the unpleasant
details!


When I was growing up the old Italian men would gather every night at
a local park where lighted Bocce courts were available. The wine was
home made usually with Muscat grapes, the glasses were Mason jars and
the smell their Parodi cigars would fill the air. Bocce wines have
come a long way! Thanks for the notes.
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On Mon, 20 Jul 2009 06:55:51 -0700 (PDT), "Bill S."
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Some bocce wines enjoyed yesterday in the garden:

Mon Dieu! These wines are to be enjoyed with Petanque. Though truth be
told I believe that the authorized beverage for that game is Pastis
Ricard anyone?

But oh what a lovely way to spend an afternoon, wine and boule.
Joseph Coulter
Joseph Coulter Cruises and Vacations
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Joseph Coulter wrote:

Mon Dieu! These wines are to be enjoyed with Petanque. Though truth be
told I believe that the authorized beverage for that game is Pastis
Ricard anyone?

But oh what a lovely way to spend an afternoon, wine and boule.


Agreed. Yes, pastis was the drink of choice when we got our asses
handed to us on the petanque "field" in Provence. Nice wines, Bill.
Coincidentally, last week on vacation we played petanque on the beach,
but no such lineup of wines to accompany it.

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We'd be playing petanque if we weren't in Vancouver where the Italian
community makes it far easier to source bocce sets.

Although my scorer is made for petanque and I bought it off ebay doing
the whole transaction in French. The seller seemed amazed that there
was a secret cluthc of petanquistes in BC!


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On Jul 20, 11:40*am, Mark Lipton wrote:
Joseph Coulter wrote:
Mon Dieu! These wines are to be enjoyed with Petanque. Though truth be
told I believe that the authorized beverage for that game is Pastis
Ricard anyone?


But oh what a lovely way to spend an afternoon, wine and boule.


Agreed. *Yes, pastis was the drink of choice when we got our asses
handed to us on the petanque "field" in Provence. *Nice wines, Bill.
Coincidentally, last week on vacation we played petanque on the beach,
but no such lineup of wines to accompany it.

Mark Lipton
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if you visit NYC and come up to Westchester, we can break out our
petanque set. I promise an upgrade from pastis for beverage.

Bill, thanks for notes.


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