Wine ( Devoted to the discussion of wine and wine-related topics. A place to read and comment about wines, wine and food matching, storage systems, wine paraphernalia, etc. In general, any topic related to wine is valid fodder for the group.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 12-09-2011, 08:07 PM posted to
external usenet poster
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 4,554
Default TN:Italian wines and Burgundy on weekend

Friday was angel hair pasta with mussels and squid, the cooking wine was the 2009 Sartarelli "Tralivio" Verdicchio Dei Castelli Di Jesi. Lemon, a bit waxy/oily, a bit dilute but pleasant. B-

Dinner wine was a 375 ml of the 2008 Marco Felluga "Mongris" Pinot Grigio (Collio). Not one of those insipid PGs, this is rather full-bodied, with citrus and honeydew over floral elements. A bit too plodding to love, but interesting. B/B-

Saturday I dropped Betsy by Lincoln Towers for a party, while I made some rounds in midtown. When I picked her up, we decided to go to Frank Pepe for pizza. Sadly, sign on door said "no fresh clams" but we stayed anyway. Sausage and spinach pizza was pretty good, but I didn't love the Querceta Chianti (other choices were Citra Chianti or Pinot Grigio- I should have gotten a beer) - light, but with raspy tannins, seemed short and rough. Left most behind. C+

When we got home I opened the 2008 Bernard Defaix "Vaillons" Chablis 1er. This came across as thin and tight- muffled citrus fruit, light, not much happening. On night two is was improved- lemon, oyster shell, chalk,. but still a tad dilute. Not sure maybe just really shut down. B-

Sunday we did work around the house while listening to ceremonies from lower Manhattan. Betsy went to Kensico Dam to play (Westchester Philharmonic did Barber's Adagio) at a twilight service while I made dinner- grilled duck breast, arugula, grilled corn with garlic and red banana peppers, and Chinese long beans. Wine was the 2001 Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru. Tight, but opens nicely over a couple hours. By end it's showing black cherries, smoke, sandalwood. Good acidity, some fine-grained tannins. nice length. Still needs a little time for my tastes, I should have opened the village wine.. B+/A-

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

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
TN: Thanksgiving (US) and other wines- California, Burgundy, MSR DaleW Wine 6 03-12-2014 06:52 PM
TN: Wines in city and suburbs- MSR, CA, Burgundy. Rhone DaleW Wine 0 20-07-2014 11:23 PM
TN: week's wines (Germany, Burgundy, Chile, etc) DaleW Wine 0 07-05-2011 08:12 PM
TN: 4 wines I liked (Burgundy inc 2 with Gamay, and Mosel) DaleW Wine 2 09-12-2010 02:40 AM
Can you suugest me a good selection of Burgundy wines? Xyzsch Wine 6 11-10-2003 02:11 PM

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:59 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2022
The comments are property of their posters.

About Us

"It's about Food and drink"


Copyright © 2017