White Stone Gallery, Manayunk (Philadelphia, PA)
Tasted Saturday, October 10, 2009 by ews3 with 501 views
City Line Church (http://www.citylinechurch.net) hosted its first wine tasting cultural event with 13 different wines in different styles from all over the world. White Stone Gallery (http://www.whitestonegallery.com/) graciously hosted us in their lovely gallery, which was showing work by Ruth Naomi Floyd. A wide range of cheeses were brought from DiBruno Brothers to try with different wines.
A light New Mexico sparkling wine to start the evening
A nice contrast between the unoaked and oaked chardonnay -- the Yarden was the fan favorite in this flight, but I preferred the other two wines.
I thought there was a clear winner here, but many didn't like the subtle Burgundy as much as I did.
The Donjon showed extremely well in this flight, but I was impressed all around
Mmm... The Prum was outstanding, as was the Port. Some were turned off by the high alcohol on the port. A lovely end to the evening.
A great evening -- the Vieux Donjon was popular with the group and was one of the first bottles to empty. I love my dessert wines, and my scores and notes show that. Still, there were some nice surprises and some wines I expected to do better that did not. I can't wait for the next one!