Brown Bag Wine Dinner at Two Chefs

TWO CHEFS, MIAMI, FL

Tasted January 28, 2014 by markelln@bellsouth.net with 107 views

Introduction

Attendees: Alvaro Dangond, Barry Diamond, David Ehrenreich, Al Heltman, Mark Friedman(me), Clara Kann, Pablo Lancella, Jerry Pinnas, John Radencich, and Bob Radziewicz

Flight 1 - CHAMPAGNE (1 note)

White - Sparkling
2006 Giles Marguet Champagne Grand Cru Grand Cru France, Champagne, Le Mesnil Sur Oger, Champagne Grand Cru
92 points
The wine looks light gold colored. The legs are medium. It smells like lemon and biscuity. The body is light. The wine has bright texture. The wine finishes medium. The wine has medium acidity. Alvaro9's Champagne.

Flight 2 - WHITES (4 notes)

White
2011 Hermann J. Wiemer Chardonnay USA, New York, Finger Lakes
91 points
The wine looks yellow gold colored. The legs are medium. It smells like lemon, peach and honeysuckle. The body is medium. The wine has juicy texture. The wine finishes long. The wine has medium acidity. Clara's wine, she helped make it. The Finger Lakes have come a long way!!!
White
2009 Mathilde Lafleur Pouilly-Fuissé Petit Chapelle France, Burgundy, Mâconnais, Pouilly-Fuissé
89 points
The wine looks light gold colored. The legs are medium. It smells like lemon. The body is light/medium. The wine has narrow texture. The wine finishes short. The wine has high acidity. Barry's "Batard Montrachet"! A tad too cold.
White
2002 Domaine Vocoret et Fils Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis Grand Cru
93 points
The wine looks yellow gold colored. The legs are slow. It smells like lemon, orange, chrysanthemum and oak. The body is medium/full. The wine has smooth texture. The wine finishes long. The wine has high acidity. Pablo nailed it.
White
2002 Franz Hirtzberger Riesling Smaragd Hochrain Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau
94 points
The wine looks light gold colored. The legs are slow. It smells like lemon, lime, mineral and stoniness. The body is medium/full. The wine has bright texture. The wine finishes long. The wine has high acidity. An excellent Smaragd! White WOTN!

Flight 3 - REDS (8 notes)

Red
1976 Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon Special Select USA, California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley
91 points
The wine looks crimson colored. The legs are medium. It smells like black currant (cassis), blackberry, forest floor and violet. The body is medium. The wine has smooth texture. The wine finishes medium. Pablo's garage sale wine.
Red
2001 Señorío de San Vicente Tempranillo Rioja San Vicente Spain, La Rioja, Rioja
90 points
The wine looks garnet colored. The legs are medium. It smells like blackberry, blueberry, vanilla and violet. The body is medium. The wine has smooth texture. The wine finishes medium. Al's wine.
Red
1976 Château Cos d'Estournel France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Estèphe
89 points
The wine looks ruby colored. The legs are medium. It smells like blackberry, black currant (cassis) and lead pencil. The body is light/medium. The wine has smooth texture. The wine finishes short. Alvaros wine. Past its prime.
Red
2001 Tardieu-Laurent Vacqueyras Vieilles Vignes France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Vacqueyras
90 points
The wine looks purple colored. The legs are slow. It smells like blackberry, blueberry, medicinal and garrigue. The body is full. The wine has round texture. The wine finishes medium. Bob's wine.
Red
1997 Viader Proprietary Red USA, California, Napa Valley
94 points
The wine looks ruby colored. The legs are slow. It smells like black currant (cassis), violet, tobacco and chocolate. The body is medium/full. The wine has polished texture. The wine finishes long.
Barry's wine.
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Red
2010 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Fay USA, California, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District
90 points
The wine looks ruby colored. The legs are slow. It smells like cherry, black currant (cassis), violet and chocolate. The body is medium/full. The wine has smooth texture. The wine finishes medium. John's wine.
Red
1985 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
95 points
The wine looks garnet colored. The legs are slow. It smells like black currant (cassis), mineral, cedar, lead pencil, blackberry and eucalyptus. The body is medium/full. The wine has bright texture. The wine finishes long. Jerry's wine, the Cab Franc(only 5%) stood out, and made me think Right Bank. WOTN!
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Red
2005 Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve USA, California, Napa Valley
93 points
The wine looks garnet colored. The legs are slow. It smells like blackberry, black currant (cassis), oak and vanilla. The body is medium/full. The wine has polished texture. The wine finishes long. David's wine.
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Flight 4 - DESSERT (1 note)

White - Sweet/Dessert
1995 Royal Tokaji Wine Co. Aszú Essencia Hungary, Tokaji
94 points
The wine looks amber colored. The legs are slow. It smells like raisin, prune, petrol, stoniness and almond. The body is full. The wine has polished texture. The wine finishes long. The wine has high acidity. Mark's wine(Me).
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