Annual Wine Group Summer Event

Siggy & Jenny's Place, Mpls, MN

Tasted August 10, 2013 by rocknroller with 128 views

Introduction

This was the annual tasting group's summer picnic event. I was a tad bit late for this and really didn't get to sample many of the whites. My notes are pretty lean given the social format and pretty small pours with 25 people . I tried to get something down for the majority of wines I tried.

Flight 1 (15 notes)

White
2008 Didier Dagueneau Blanc Fumé de Pouilly France, Loire Valley, Upper Loire, Pouilly-Fumé
92 points
Light gold color. Very crisp and refreshing, nice acid, grapefruit, citrus, lemon oil, dried seeds, minerals. Nice body, very clean and precise, Medium plus finish.
Red
1996 Domaine Dujac Charmes-Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru
93 points
From Magnum, medium dark red color with moderate bricking, slightly cloudy. Gorgeous perfume of earth, leather, cherry, and florals. The palate has sour cherry, smoke, spice, medium body, Medium plus finish. Mature.
Red
2006 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage
92 points
Small pour. Very dark red/purple color. Primary, dense core of black fruit, blackberry, scorched earth, black cherry, oak, spicy, firm tannins. Tight. 92(+).
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White - Sweet/Dessert
1986 Château Rieussec France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes
93 points
Lovely mature wine, almost understated in a subtle way. Consistent with previous notes. Excellent.
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Red
2007 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Ripe, primary, black fruits, lots of licorice and spice, dense and big, kirsch, a fair bit of heat on this today. Don't know if this was decanted or not. Impression 88pts., but seemed disjointed.
Red
2006 Miner Family The Oracle USA, California, Napa Valley
88 points
Small pour. No detailed notes. Seemed rather oaky and with grippy tannins.
Red
1998 Château Troplong Mondot France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
92 points
Pretty similar to the last bottle I had. Very nice. Nice blueberry and dark cherry, pretty integrated now. 92+pts.
Red
2010 Il Poggione (Proprietá Franceschi) Rosso di Montalcino Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino
86 points
Rustic, dusty, tannic, cherry
Red
2006 Sine Qua Non Syrah Raven Series USA, California
93 points
Just a small pour, but a lovely wine. Very big, but has grace and finesse. Scorched earth, black and blue fruits, graphite, pretty intense.
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White - Sweet/Dessert
2002 Alois Kracher Cuvée Beerenauslese Austria, Burgenland, Neusiedlersee
92 points
didn't take any notes on this, but it was quite bright and had very nice concentration and a long finish.
Red
1999 Château Lagrange (St. Julien) France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien
90 points
From Magnum. I thought this was showing rather well. The nose was open and very nice. The palate was not quite as suave, but it was pretty well integrated with a nice finish.
Red
2000 Azelia Barolo San Rocco Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo
I didn't think this was as good as the bottle from a year ago. Not sure if had a decant of not. It was a bit on the oaky side.
Red
2006 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape
91 points
Small pour. Consistent with the last note from 2 years ago. 91+pts .
Red
2005 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five USA, California, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District
91 points
Dark purple color. blackberry, blackberry liqueur, cassis, spice, scorched earth. The palate is full bodied, black fruits, tar, spice. Not as good as the last one, but very nice nonetheless.
Red
2004 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée de mon Aïeul France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape
91 points
Very dark red color. Slow-O for 3 hours. Would have preferred to get this decanted, but didn't have the opportunity. The nose was nice showing herbs, lavender, cherry, fig, meat, and spice. The palate is medium-full with lots of glycerin, black cherry, meat, licorice, spices, fig, berry, dusty tannin and a bit of heat showing. 91+pts.
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Closing

Always a blast! Thanks to Craig for organizing as always and Steve and Jenny for hosting again.