Chez Christianne, San Francisco, CA
Tasted Saturday, October 17, 2009 by Richard Jennings with 505 views
Some of Christine's Bay Area buddies got a chance to see her again last weekend (she moved to New York at the end of last year), and Christianne and Christine cooked up another one of their memorable meals for us at Christianne's place on Saturday to celebrate part of Ms. Huang's 48 hours back in the Bay. We had a lovely selection of wines too for the occasion, including the '90 Karthäuserhofberg Riesling Auslese #13, a '95 Chapoutier Chante-Allouette and an '82 Jaboulet La Chapelle. The most fascinating wine for me, for its age and rarity, was the '69 La Romanée that Mark brought, that he inherited from his uncle's large collection. The bottle was in great shape, despite a crumbly cork, and the wine sang with delicious tertiary Burgundian flavors. My top WOTN points-wise was our '01 Z-H Pinot Gris Clos Jebsal SGN.
Both the La Romanée and '82 La Chapelle went beautifully with the lamb chops and faro. I enjoyed tasting the '01 Font de Michelle, which is starting to drink well, I think, after the '07 version of the same wine was one of my favorites at the '07 Chateauneuf du Pape tasting a couple days earlier. It was nice to see how the '01 DuMOL was doing, after Christine, Al and I had first sampled it together several years ago at the DuMOL seminar at Hospice de Rhone.