Wednesday Night Blind - July 2011

Somers 202
Tasted Wednesday, July 13, 2011 by Vinomarcus with 558 views

Introduction

Our group of usual suspects met last night for our monthly debauchery at Somers 202 in Amawalk, NY. It is a bit less formal than our usual haunt “Pratts Inn” and we needed a bit of change to shake things up. They provided us a private room which was nice and the food was really good. I opted for tequila cured salmon with cucumber & mango relish, avocado tostada, jalapeño lime oil as my app and then bacon wrapped monkfish with french green lentil salad, micro greens, stone ground mustard drizzle for my entree. The wines were stellar matches to the food. Someone ordered some Taramasalata,which is a traditional Greek caviar mousse, served with warm pita, olives & cucumbers - we had that with the Greek wine - an impressive match to say the least.
The wine theme was “Whites & Rose’s” – we try to keep themes in line with the seasons and what better wines to drink in July? We had a very impressive lineup of wines. My meager notes follow.

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  • 2009 Booker Vineyard White 91 Points

    USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles

    A big and fat wine, not want of oak treatment, but well integrated, very nutty flavors mixed with apricots and pie crust, creamy texture. Delicious.

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From magnum

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  • 1990 Leth Roter Veltliner Scheiben Wagram 93 Points

    Austria, Niederösterreich, Wagram

    If you did not know this was a white wine, you would swear up and down that this was a Northern Rhone Red, specifically I said a Cornas. Amazing notes of game, smoke, flint, dark fruit, hints of chalk on the mouth as well. A touch flabby, but you would never, ever guess this was 21yr old white wine, still has plenty of time to go.

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  • 2005 Sine Qua Non The Petition 94 Points

    USA, California

    My bottle - Dark yellow color, huge amounts of vanilla laden oak, peach cobbler,lots of butterscotch and melted butter, a creamy but very full texture, fills the mouth. Lush and big, for me the oak was a part of the wine and not a hurdle to get over so I really liked it, others didn't.

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Closing

We had a ball, the private room was great to have, the service was non stop and the food was delicious. I'd happily go back again. Next months theme will be "beer" and we'll be heading back to Pratt's for a wed night bbq!

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