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WTN: Pinots with the Dorks

by Jenise » Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:17 pm

2003 Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Chênes Carteaux[/url] - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru (3/20/2013)
At Dorks of York. My bottle. Biggest wine on the table. Ripe red fruits, minerality, fennel and some extract that confused the other tasters--Burg or not? Still very primary. Backed by masculine/rustic tannins that should smooth at least somewhat wit time, but what it lacks in elegance it makes up in soul. 2nd oldest wine on the table chronologically but the youngest in terms of where it's at within its own lifespan. Needs 3-5 years more cellaring. My WOTN. (90+ pts.)
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[*]2010 Mongeard-Mugneret Vosne-Romanée - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée (3/20/2013)
At Dorks of York. Cherry, rhubarb, celery root, tobacco and light spice hinting at more to come. Lighter bodied; very cut, precise and obviously Burgundy while remaining tight throughout even though it was decanted early on and the last wine served. Very nice! (90+ pts.)
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[*]2005 Craggy Range Pinot Noir Te Muna Road Vineyard - New Zealand, North Island, Wairarapa, Martinborough (3/20/2013)
At Dorks of York. Maturing pinot nose of musty raspberry fruit with dried thyme, tomato skin, and notes of lavender soap and Eureka lemon rind that came and went over the course of the evening. At peak and best bottle yet of the six I bought originally--a real nice showing for a wine I wasn't sure would age well. (89 pts.)
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[*]2006 Mount Baker Pinot Noir Estate Puget Sound - USA, Washington, Puget Sound (3/20/2013)
At Dorks of York. Cherries and lavender on the nose. Maturing well, and very similar to the Craggy Range in this flight but just a tad simpler. Still, impressive for local juice (no one guessed) and holding up very well. (87 pts.)
[*]2009 MacRostie Pinot Noir - USA, California, Napa / Sonoma, Carneros (3/20/2013)
At Dorks of York. Sweet CA fruit with cherry-spice of Smith Bros cough drops and cola--(I guessed it be a Carneros). Very agreeable with ample fruit, smooth acids and tannins--but more a sipper than a fascinator. (87 pts.)
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[*]2001 Marchesi Pancrazi Pinot Nero Villa di Bagnolo Toscana IGT - Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT (3/20/2013)
At Dorks of York. Obviously older (I wondered at first if too old). Necrotic nose dominated by fungal notes and in time joined on the palate by orange rind, fig, kalamata olive and dried French basil (some thought mint or eucalyptus, but they're not experienced cooks, so that might have been a convenient reflex). A crazy wine lacking any typicity or pinot character (hence the lower score) but what a fun ride. (86 pts.)
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Re: WTN: Pinots with the Dorks

by David M. Bueker » Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:37 am

Question Jenise - were the wines served in the order of your post?
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Re: WTN: Pinots with the Dorks

by Jenise » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:04 pm

No. The order was random, in that we went through my three first and I didn't know which was which, so: Craggy Range, Henri Gouges, Mt. Baker, MacRostie, the Italian and then the Mongeard. You ask because you would have expected something to score higher?
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Re: WTN: Pinots with the Dorks

by David M. Bueker » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:28 pm

Not so much score, just how one might show in the shadow of another. I tend to find Gouges wines pummel other wines into the dust.
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Re: WTN: Pinots with the Dorks

by Jenise » Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:18 pm

We took very tiny pours and went back to all the wines again and again, so the whole 'order' bias thing went straight out the window. And though I didn't know which of my three wines was which, I had no trouble deciding which one was the Gouges even though I hadn't had that bottling before.

Did you know it was a Gouges wine that inspired Mark Vlassic's desire to make wine?
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Re: WTN: Pinots with the Dorks

by David M. Bueker » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:25 pm

No. I did not know that. Interesting. He needs to drink more Chevillon.
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Re: WTN: Pinots with the Dorks

by Jenise » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:48 pm

Yup. Shortly after reading that is when I bought the stash of Gouges I now own. Picked this one up on Wine Commune for just $27 some years back. Not my favorite style of Burgundy, but well worth it for so little.
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