The wines tasted on Saturday.
2005 pinot grigio, la tunella (fruili)
2006 ravello bianco, marisa cuomo (campania)
falanghina and something biano blend
2005 derthona, vignetti massa (piedmont)*
in the tre bicchieri, timorrasso grape
2005 barbera d’Asti Tre Vigne, Vietti (piedmont)
1996 barolo bussia, poderi colla (piedmont)*
2004 grifola, poderi san lazzaro (marche)*
2005 couhins-lurton blanc, pessac-leognan (100% SB)*
really nice, creamy middle and good finish
2005 Brun, St. Emilion (80% merlot)
almost chalky and dull, no acidity,
2005 Cour d’argent, Bordeaux, merlot-based.
bump up in complexity compared to previous
2005 Beaumont, haut medoc, 30% merlot, 62% cab.
beychevelle team been making for decade or so, earth and toasty oak, lots of red fruit (drink now thru 2010)
2005 goulee, haut medoc 80% cab
very modern style, high alcohol, tannic, practically CA wine
2005 la cabanne, pomerol (94% merlot, 6% cab franc)*
classic pomerol, berry, seamless, sleek, traditional and great value
2005 soleil, st. emilion (80% merlot, 20% cab franc)modern style, lots of oak fruit. require age, since has structure.
2005 la grange, st julien (65% cab 28% mer 7% PV)*
fresh! easy to drink and balanced, fave of bunch and bargain for vintage
2005 potensac, haut medoc (40% cab, 40% mer 19% cf)
big and fruity, rustic style so kept in decanter at least 3 hours. made by winemaker of les cases
1999 la grange, st julien (65% cab, 28% mer, 7% PV)*
@ drinking stage now, aged cab with bit of perfume on finish, soft and sensual. cedary/tobacco, and complex, very feminine
2003 le dauphin de guiraud, sauternes (65% semil, 35% SB)
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