Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee
Tasted Friday, February 19, 2010 by nzinkgraf with 476 views
really a great way to start the day. all of these wine cementing thoughts in my mind about the exceptional nature of each producer. the 2000 d'yquem finally did for me what d'yquem has not previously. the donnhoff was just there to sip on while we went through and opened the wines. 50 or so. while the zind-humbrecht didn't fare best in the field, it was absolutely fantastic and a breath of life for the producer in my world. gravner and joly will be wines that i continue to search out for my cellar.
take one step back, followed by two steps forward.
that is put the carnuntum in the pinot flight.
after the fact, the poggio antico just made itself look bad by putting itself in this flight.
also tasted along side:1979 Foppiano Petite Sirah Estate Bottled, 1981 Hop Kiln Petite Sirah M. Griffin Vineyards, 1979 Sotoyome Petie Sirah, 1978 Trentadue Winery Petite Sirah.
No formal notes aside from Trentadue quite over the hill, but still engaged enough for a tasting. Foppiano next in line has passed it's prime, but a little more recently than the Trentadue. Both the Sotoyome and Hop Kiln were just over the crest, but for Petite, I'd say that was 5 or 7 years ago that they were still in their prime. For those two wines, I'd suggest 24 years from vintage date to be consumed.