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WTN: More recent notes

by Florida Jim » Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:12 pm

2004 Fevre, Chablis Les Clos:
Either this is tired or the pox is just beginning; pleasant but not more.

2004 Ridge, Chardonnay Montebello:
Darker in color than the Chablis, some butterscotch on the nose but not on the palate, fair aromatics but more convincing in the mouth; an interesting Chardonnay and (aside from healthy Chablis) I am not usually interested in this grape.

2006 Rhys, Pinot Noir Alpine Hillside:
Deep and rich and reminds me a bit of Gevrey; volume in the mouth without weight, layered, earthy and long. Can be cellared further but needn’t be. Very good.

2008 Rhys, Pinot Noir Alpine:
Lightweight and bright, certainly young but nice sap and structure, on the cherry end of red fruit and nowhere near the volume of the preceding wine (although, it works nicely). Needs time but is lip-smackingly good now.

1994 Ridge, Cabernet Sauvignon Montebello:
Complete, balanced, mature and quietly complex, satin texture, fine length; a really lovely Cabernet with more than a nod toward Paulliac.

1999 Carlisle, Two Acre:
Cépage is Mouvèdré, Petite Sirah, Valdepañas and Alicante Bouschet; 15.3% alcohol; initially pruney and hot but after about half an hour open, very much Bandol-esque, meaty and feral although just a bit too big for me.

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Re: WTN: More recent notes

by David M. Bueker » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:48 pm

Thanks Jim.

Almost every time I look at a Rhys Pinot these days I think wait. I need to just bust out a bunch before the twice yearly mailers overwhelm the storage.
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Re: WTN: More recent notes

by Dale Williams » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:54 pm

thanks for notes. I've had a few 02-05 Fevres that I thought on cusp of premOx.
MB sounds great.
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Re: WTN: More recent notes

by Florida Jim » Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:54 pm

David M. Bueker wrote:Thanks Jim.

Almost every time I look at a Rhys Pinot these days I think wait. I need to just bust out a bunch before the twice yearly mailers overwhelm the storage.

FWIW, their production is about to increase markedly; around 8,000 cases I think.
If you have the 2006 Alpine Hillside I mention, it was wonderful after about an hour open. Just sayin.
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Re: WTN: More recent notes

by Florida Jim » Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:59 pm

Dale Williams wrote:thanks for notes. I've had a few 02-05 Fevres that I thought on cusp of premOx.
MB sounds great.

Dale,
I never caught the Fevre bug and can't remember a time I actually bought any - although I probably did. Have had only one bottle that truly impressed.
Louis Michel, OTOH, is my go to Chablis producer (can't afford Raveneau and Dauvissat); his simple village wine at about $20 is delightful. I've been through two cases of the 2010 and just got another. About as good as Chardonnay needs to get for me.
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Re: WTN: More recent notes

by David M. Bueker » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:53 pm

The 2002 Fevre Bougrous Cotes de Somethingorother is the wine I was drinking at the very moment the Red Sox clinched the 2004 World Series. I drank up the rest on opening day, 2005. So glad I did.
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Re: WTN: More recent notes

by Florida Jim » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:29 pm

David M. Bueker wrote:The 2002 Fevre Bougrous Cotes de Somethingorother is the wine I was drinking at the very moment the Red Sox clinched the 2004 World Series. I drank up the rest on opening day, 2005. So glad I did.

And this year?
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Re: WTN: More recent notes

by David M. Bueker » Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:34 pm

I was in Chile. While I had consumed several Pisco Sours, I was in bed by the time the third inning started.
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Re: WTN: More recent notes

by Florida Jim » Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:31 am

David M. Bueker wrote:I was in Chile. While I had consumed several Pisco Sours, I was in bed by the time the third inning started.

Nice.
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