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Default Adventures with big wine lists and smaller cellars

We went out last night to celebrate various things so having a gift
certificate in hand we went off to Ruth's Chris. I perused the sizable
list and settled on a Cornas "Very Good Sir" and after a few minutes
wait the server appeared with a bottle in hand. Bottlle had a bright
purplish label and was in the shape of a bordeaux "NO this is not good
" my little brain screamed. I poitely inspected the proffered bottle,

"This is not a Cornas" I declared. "It is the blah blah" "you have
the negciant correct but the wine is a Pays d'oc from Langedouc" "This
is what my manager brought me." Now I am starting to get a little
angry, this is where Lord St. Helier would have his head, but he
recovers and realizes this is not an argument that he wants so he
takes the bottle back and brings me the list. Ahh the Aine CdP I think
and order. Manager comes out I am so sorry sir we do not have that
particular wine at the moment . . . so we settle for third choice. It
turns out to be an excellent one
Cellar Pasanau Ceps Nous Priorat 2008 the following is a fair
descriptor ecxcept I would add that the wine initially was a bit green
adn explosive onthe finish but after a few minutes settled down to be
the best part of the dinner. (they mixed up our steaks, but what do
you expect . . .)


"Opaque purple. Initially wild and reduced on the nose but quickly
gained freshness and dark fruit aromas. Juicy yet seamless blackberry
and spicecake flavors are nicely firmed by zesty acidity. Primary in
flavor but supple and broad, with a late note of cracked pepper. This
surprisingly accessible and plush wine finishes with very good
persistence."

90 Points

International Wine Cellar

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Old 24-05-2012, 03:24 PM posted to alt.food.wine
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Default Adventures with big wine lists and smaller cellars

On May 24, 7:55*am, Joseph Coulter wrote:
We went out last night to celebrate various things so having a gift
certificate in hand we went off to Ruth's Chris. I perused the sizable
list and settled on a Cornas "Very Good Sir" and after a few minutes
wait the server appeared with a bottle in hand. Bottlle had a bright
purplish label and was in the shape of a bordeaux "NO this is not good
" my little brain screamed. I poitely inspected the proffered bottle,

"This is not a Cornas" I declared. *"It is the blah blah" "you have
the negciant correct but the wine is a Pays d'oc from Langedouc" "This
is what my manager brought me." Now I am starting to get a little
angry, this is where Lord St. Helier would have his head, but he
recovers and realizes this is not an argument that he wants so he
takes the bottle back and brings me the list. Ahh the Aine CdP I think
and order. *Manager comes out I am so sorry sir we do not have that
particular wine at the moment . . . so we settle for third choice. It
turns out to be an excellent one
Cellar Pasanau Ceps Nous Priorat 2008 the following is a fair
descriptor ecxcept I would add that the wine initially was a bit green
adn explosive onthe finish but after a few minutes settled down to be
the best part of the dinner. (they mixed up our steaks, but what do
you expect *. . .)

"Opaque purple. Initially wild and reduced on the nose but quickly
gained freshness and dark fruit aromas. Juicy yet seamless blackberry
and spicecake flavors are nicely firmed by zesty acidity. Primary in
flavor but supple and broad, with a late note of cracked pepper. This
surprisingly accessible and plush wine finishes with very good
persistence."

90 Points

International Wine Cellar


I feel your pain....almost weekly.


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