The place for all things wine, focused on serious wine discussions.
User avatar

Dale Williams


Compassionate Connoisseur




Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:32 pm


Dobbs Ferry, NY (NYC metro)

WTN: Chenin, Chard, Riesling, Gamay, PN, Bdx, Primitivo

by Dale Williams » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:16 pm

Our hound was invited to visit a dachshund friend, and Betsy and I went along for wine and cheese. The 2011 Domaine Vessigault (sp?) Pouilly-Fuisse Vieilles Vignes was oaky, a bit tired, and kinda short. C/C+
Nice visit, except part where Ruby the Basset decided to show how long she was by going upright to get Bucheron off counter. :(

Betsy’s sister joined us for dinner- some charcuterie to start, then grey sole with ginger/soy, rice with furikake, Chinese broccoli, fruit

2015 Pinon Silex Noir Vouvray

Lovely bottle, fairly sweet but with electric acidity, lots of wax/honeycomb, fresh apple and citrus. On day 3 a more quince profile, but still lots of wax. A-/B+

2016 Falkenstein Niedermenniger Herrenberg Kabinett Trocken
This is nice too- lemon zest and grapefruit, kind of Muscadet saline note, tart in a nice way. Not as long as the Vouvray, but interesting in its own style. B+/B

Grilled a ribeye, had with leftovers and the 2000 Ch. Lanessan. Generous style of claret, black plum and some herbs, tannins in background. I think I might have guessed RB blind. Tasty and good QPR. B/B+

2016 Monaci Piluna Primitivo (Salento)
Wow, this is a tangy volatile mess. Stewed flavors, lifted nose. Comes across as hot despite only 14% abv listed, which isn’t that ripe for Primitivo. C-

Roast chicken, roasted tomatoes with coriander and braised leeks,
2016 Domaine Romy Beaujolais Les Pierres Dorees Vieilles Vignes
Red cherry, a little earth, competent Beaujolais. B-

2017 Pierre-Yves Coin-Morey Rose de Pinot Noir
I’m a big fan of PYCM whites especially the St Aubins, but this a rather unexciting dilute rose. Tasty enough flavors, but light to the point of insubstantial, and a poor value at $30. C+/B-

Scallops and pasta with radish leaf pesto
2015 Wind Gap “Crown Vineyard” Chardonnay
Green apple and lime, some floral notes, a little herby/fennel. Moderate acids, quite tasty. B/B+

Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent wine, B a good wine, C drinkable. 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.
User avatar

David M. Bueker


Riesling Guru




Thu Mar 23, 2006 12:52 pm



Re: WTN: Chenin, Chard, Riesling, Gamay, PN, Bdx, Primitivo

by David M. Bueker » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:22 pm

I presume that was "Gap's Crown."

I have liked what Pax does with Chardonnay, but not enough to continue allocating funds. Would rather buy his Syrah.
"The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command."
- George Orwell

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 5 guests

Powered by phpBB ® | phpBB3 Style by KomiDesign