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WTN: Nice Beaujolais, ok cheap white Burg and red Rhone

by Dale Williams » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:57 am

[quote][/quote]With grilled tuna steak , roasted peppers, quinoa, dal, & salad, the 2016 Pavillon de Chavannes
“Cuvée des Ambassades”-Cote de Brouilly.
Looks like the embassies will be drinking well this year. Crunchy red fruit (cranberry/raspberry), citrus zest, rocks. Balanced acids, some tannin, good finish, B++

Broccoli quiche, roasted kohlrabi/daikon, sauteed tatsoi
2015 Jadot Coteaux Bourguignons Blanc
This is the old Grande Ordinaire, in this case 60% Chard/40% Aligote. Sweet Bosc pear, honied note, could use more acidity, clean. Pretty boring but I bought as a cellar defender cooking wine, so ok with it. B-/C+

Friday was fridge cleanup- chicken sausage, leftover roasted veggies, leftover cauliflower soup, salad. Getting up at 3 AM for (supposed) first flight out of Newark, wanted inexpensive as opening a bottle for one or two glasses. The [b][b]2016 Barou “Cuvee des Vernes” Syrah ( VdP Collines Rhodaniennes)[/b][/b] was straightforward fruit forward Syrah- sweet red fruit, hint of herbs, more sweet fruit, OK, but I should just spend a little more for Barou’s St Jo. 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.
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Re: WTN: Nice Beaujolais, ok cheap white Burg and red Rhone

by David M. Bueker » Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:03 pm

I have largely given up on buying cellar defenders, rather sacrificing the cup of wine from the dinner bottle. I got sick of ending up with 16 ounces of wine I did not want to drink.
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Re: WTN: Nice Beaujolais, ok cheap white Burg and red Rhone

by Dale Williams » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:27 pm

yes, but sometimes Betsy is cooking midweek when I'm not going to be there or not drinking for a couple days

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