Dinner with friends:
With Napa cabbage salad with cashews:
N/V Mont Marcal, Cava Extremarium:
Very easy to drink, dry and a fine bead. Ideal with the dish.
With grilled Mahi-mahi and lemon pasta:
2002 Marc Colin, Chassagne-Montrachet Les Caillerets:
A little oaky to begin with but this element morphed into a vanilla bean scent with time in the glass; citrus and nuts in a creamy but still bright palate, classy, integrated and balanced; plenty of length. Too early to open another but I’m glad we tasted this bottle. Very pretty wine and excellent with the meal.
2000 Alain Michaud, Brouilly Prestige de Vielles Vignes:
All vines older than 85 years; this is concentrated, almost brooding, black fruit driven gamay that is focused, balanced, structured and very, very deep. A remarkable wine and surely as fine as this appellation produces. Shows quite young.
With grilled veggies and an avocado and beet salad:
2000 Kreydenweiss, Pinot Gris Clos Rebberg:
Gold/bronze color; reticent nose of resin and honey; cooked pears and some pineapple on the palate that is vinous, rich without being weighty, well balanced and spicy; medium length. The structure is all but hidden, the fruit ripe but restrained and the finish mouth-watering. A very nice rendition of a variety I seldom buy. Good accompaniment.
(This is not a vineyard I am familiar with – anybody have any info.?)