Dallas 2nd Wednesday Group - July 2012

Caravelle, Richardson, TX

Tasted July 11, 2012 by wineismylife with 207 views

Introduction

The Dallas 2nd Wednesday Group decided to get together last minute this month. Since the temperature here has been hitting the century mark regularly we decided to have a theme of "light, cold and white" for our July wine dinner. That naturally begged a venue like Caravelle in Richardson. Their Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine begs for the white wines of the Loire and Alsace. Our smallish group this month put up wall of nine wines, all of which showed well. Remarkable given the age of some. Here are the results:

Flight 1 (9 notes)

White - Sparkling
N.V. Jaume Serra Cava Brut Spain, Cava
88 points
WIML88

Tasted non blind a wine dinner. Opened and served immediately.

Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout with tiny steady beading. Nose of ash, matchstick and a hint of creme. Flavors of lemon zest, lime and a hint of minerals. Bright acidity, medium body. Drink now.
White
2011 Jerome Gueneau Sancerre Le Clos Chartier France, Loire Valley, Upper Loire, Sancerre
90 points
WIML90

Tasted non blind at a wine dinner. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about two hours.

Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of grapefruit, ash and sea spray. Flavors of lemon, lime, a little grapefruit and some minerals. Bright acidity, light to medium body. Drink over the short term.
White
2005 Paul Blanck Pinot Gris Furstentum France, Alsace, Alsace Grand Cru AOC
90 points
WIML90

Tasted non blind at a wine dinner. Opened and served immediately. Followed over a couple of hours.

Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of paraffin, apricots, kumquat and talc. Flavors of apricots, kumquats and a hit of cherry on the medium finish. Medium to bright acidity, medium body. Drink or hold. I'd drink. Tasting pretty good right now.
White - Off-dry
2007 Paul Blanck Pinot Gris Altenbourg Vendanges Tardives France, Alsace, Alsace AOC
92 points
WIML92

Tasted non blind at a wine dinner. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 90 minutes.

Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of apricot, kumquat and orange. Flavors of apricot, kumquat and orange. Medium to bright acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold.
White - Off-dry
2005 Domaine Huet Vouvray Demi-Sec Clos du Bourg France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray
91 points
WIML91

Tasted non blind at a wine dinner. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 90 minutes.

Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of kumquat, orange and camphor. Flavors of apricot, kumquat and minerals. Medium to bright acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold. I'd likely hold. Still a baby and might be entering a shut down phase.
White - Off-dry
1992 Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Herrenweg de Turckheim Vendange Tardive France, Alsace, Alsace AOC
91 points
WIML91

Tasted non blind at a wine dinner. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about an hour.

Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of heavy diesel aromas, creme, flowers and spices. Flavors of lemon, pear and minerals. Medium acidity, medium body. Drink now.
White - Sweet/Dessert
1994 Trimbach Gewurztraminer Sélection de Grains Nobles France, Alsace, Alsace AOC
93 points
WIML93

Tasted non blind at a wine dinner. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about an hour.

Dark yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of honey, roasted nuts, apricots and florals. Flavors of honey, lemon and nuts. Medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold.
White - Off-dry
2001 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile Vendange Tardive France, Alsace, Alsace AOC
90 points
WIML90

Tasted non blind at a wine dinner. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 30 minutes.

Dark yellow to gold color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of honeysuckle, spice, flowers and soaked pears. Flavors of honey, spice and soaked pears. Medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2002 Domaine des Baumard Quarts de Chaume France, Loire Valley, Anjou-Saumur, Quarts de Chaume
93 points
WIML93

Tasted non blind at a wine dinner. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 30 minutes. Served from 375ml format.

Dark yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of anise, honeysuckle and spice. Flavors of honey, soaked pears and nuts. Drink or hold. I'd hold. Seems to be in a little bit of a transition phase.