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Dinner with friends

by Florida Jim » Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:23 am

After my long week on the road, Bob and Letta volunteered to come over, bring dinner and prepare it. Gratified is an understatement.

With dinner prep.:
2003 Dumol, Chardonnay Chloe Vineyard:
I strongly recommend another year or two in the cellar as this is coming along and developing (fairly rapidly) another personality – different today than its previous full throttle, oak driven style; more about its fruit and acid today. There is hope here.

With grilled wild salmon, guinea hen, risotto, roasted beets, salad and “greasy” beans:

1982 Jaboulet, Hermitage La Chapelle:
Past its prime but unmistakably Hermitage with its powerful meatiness that seems to influence both the nose and palate; iron and a little VA on the nose and, on the palate, its starting (but just) to come apart at the seams – drink now. A fine example of the AOC and full of nuance.

1996 Roumier, Chambolle-Musigny Les Cras:
Too young, even at a decade from bottling; powerful, primary, very Roumier and deserving of another decade. Hold.

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Jim Cowan
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Re: Dinner with friends

by David M. Bueker » Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:33 am

Thanks for the notes Jim.

Problems? (long week on road reference) Hope all is well with you.

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Re: Dinner with friends

by Florida Jim » Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:56 am

David M. Bueker wrote:Problems? (long week on road reference)

Yep.
There is nothing quite like a week spent driving all over to visit family members in the hospital. Hopefully, the worst is behind us.
Thanks for noticing.
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Re: Dinner with friends

by David M. Bueker » Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:57 am

Indeed...best wishes for full and total recovery for them and you from the stress.
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