Chez Lyon in Eugene, OR
Tasted Sunday, November 6, 2011 by Grinner with 441 views
Once again we gathered to see where some particular ten year old wines are in their evolution. These wines were decanted for at least 3.5 hrs. The wines from bottles with high shoulders (Montelena, Dunn, etc) were put into slope shouldered bottles so I couldn't tell when pouring that I had a ringer in my hand. The bottles were brown bagged and then the shell game ensued to arrange them in flights of 5 w/ one ringer each. My notes are short because of the time pressure, 38 wines in 4 hours!!
Served with a very nice Stilton.
Unlike tasting the 2000 Bordeaux last year, these wines, as a group, are very approachable if not down right READY to drink now. Poor David couldn't make it due to a back attack a day after he attacked a downed tree! Cheers and Happy Holidays! Mark and Denise