Dinner at Nathan's House: Better than the last bottle I had, but it still reminded me a lot of Sancerre Rouge. There's this subtle tomato note that just reminds me of the Loire, but this was a bit meatier and dense.
Some fizz that quickly disappear. Bright Ruby color. A Pinot earthy nose with bright red fruits. Palate is joyfull and youthful, with cherry / strawberry tart. Very similar to the poulsard with some gravitas of the Pinot. Later on it evolved with more earthy, and mushroom, bringing some similarities of the Pacalet Pommard, but still the somehow typical Jura acidity. I like this wine now, and I don't think it is a long term cellar winner... But who knows ?
Dinner at Marc's (Marc's House - Bellingham, WA): This reminded me of some Loire pinots I've had. Potent nose of radish, tomato and floral notes. Palate was a bit sour, but turned the corner with some air to have some nice red fruit and earthy notes. This was pretty nice, but not in the "wow" territory for me.
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(Jean-François Ganevat Côtes du Jura Cuvée Julien) Light medium cherry red color with pale meniscus; evocative, tart strawberry, floral, hibiscus nose; tasty, youthful, tart cherry, tart cranberry, mineral, hibiscus palate with a very tart note and medium-plus acidity; needs 2-3 years; medium-plus finish 90+ points (from vines planted in 1977; 12% alcohol)