Slaton's 40th Pizza Making & Wine Bash

Ryan's pad, San Francisco, California

Tasted September 11, 2010 by Richard Jennings with 734 views

Introduction

Flight 1 - Whites and Champagne (5 notes)

White
2006 Domaine Jean-Marc Pillot Chassagne-Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet
91 points
Light yellow color; vanilla, lemon chiffon nose; tasty, poised, citrus, mineral palate; medium finish
White - Sparkling
2002 Domaine Huet Vouvray Pétillant Brut France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray Pétillant
91 points
Light golden yellow color; nice green apple, mineral nose; tasty, focused, tart apple, mineral, lime, tangy palate with good grip; medium finish 91+ pts.
White
2004 Luneau-Papin / Domaine Pierre de la Grange Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Vieilles Vignes Sur Lie Clos des Allées France, Loire Valley, Pays Nantais, Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine
flawed
Light yellow color; corked
White - Sparkling
N.V. Larmandier-Bernier Champagne Tradition Premier Cru France, Champagne
92 points
Light yellow color; nice yeasty, apricot, honey nose; very tasty, delicate, tart apple, quince, mineral palate; medium-plus finish
White - Sparkling
N.V. Pierre Péters Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut Cuvée de Réserve France, Champagne
93 points
From magnum - light yellow color; nice yeasty, mineral, chalk, deep nose; very tasty, tart peach, mineral, yeast, tart apple palate; medium-plus finish

Flight 2 - More whites and rosé (4 notes)

White
2005 Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Rangen de Thann Clos St. Urbain France, Alsace, Alsace Grand Cru
92 points
Petrol, peach, apricot, nectarine nose; nectarine, tart peach, mineral palate with good concentration; medium-plus finish
Rosé
2009 Clos Roche Blanche Pineau d'Aunis Touraine Rosé France, Loire Valley, Touraine
92 points
Light pink color; carbonic maceration, apple, tart peach nose; tasty, light, tart peach, apple, mineral, lime palate with grip, one of the more interesting and appealing rosés I've had this season; medium finish
White
1994 Domaine aux Moines Savennières Roche aux Moines France, Loire Valley, Anjou-Saumur, Savennières Roche aux Moines
87 points
Medium gold color; intense horseradish, onion nose; oxidized, horseradish, tart citrus palate; medium-plus finish
White
2002 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru
93 points
Nice straw, mineral, nutty, apple nose; tasty, oily-textured, mineral, nutty palate with depth; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.

Flight 3 - Italian and other reds (13 notes)

Red
2005 Falesco Montiano Lazio IGT Italy, Latium, Lazio IGT
88 points
From magnum - opaque red violet color; berry, plum, olive nose; tight, tart plum, berry palate; medium-plus finish 88+ pts.
Red
2004 Travaglini Gattinara Italy, Piedmont, Northern Piedmont, Gattinara
91 points
Medium dark red color with pale meniscus; tart currant, dried berry nose; tasty, dried berry, tart currant, red berry, mineral palate; medium-plus finish (great pairing with sausage and charcuterie)
Red
2000 Dievole Chianti Classico Novecento Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG
flawed
A little corked; berry, red fruit
Red
1994 Azienda Agricola Montevertine Le Pergole Torte Toscana IGT Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT
90 points
Deep berry, earthy, iodine nose; tasty, mature, tart berry, tart plum, tart black fruit, mineral palate; medium-plus finish 90+ pts.
Red
2005 Azienda Agricola Forestale Rigoloccio Il Sorvegliante Italy, Tuscany, Maremma, Maremma Toscana
88 points
Iodine, tart black fruit, herbs, pepper nose; iodine, tart black fruit, herbs, pepper palate; medium-plus finish 88+ pts.
Red
2007 Arianna Occhipinti Il Frappato Italy, Sicily, Terre Siciliane
92 points
Medium cherry red color with pale meniscus; big cranberry, berry, hibiscus nose; tasty, soft textured, round, cranberry, hibiscus, tart berry palate; medium-plus finish
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Red
1999 Salvatore Molettieri Taurasi Cinque Querce Italy, Campania, Taurasi DOCG
89 points
Maturing, tart black fruit, tart plum nose; tasty, dried berry, mature, tart black fruit, tar palate; medium finish
Red
1998 Sottimano Barbaresco Fausoni Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco
89 points
Dried berry, tar nose; tight, tart berry, dried berry, tar palate; medium-plus finish
Red
2002 Palari Faro Italy, Sicily, Faro
91 points
Herbal, dried berry, oregano nose; tart berry, black fruit, herbs, dried berry palate; medium-plus finish 91+ pts.
Red
1991 Francesco Rinaldi e Figli Barolo Le Brunate Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo
90 points
Mature, tart black fruit, tar nose; mature, tar, dried black fruit, layered palate; medium-plus finish 90+ pts.
Red
2006 Morgante Nero d'Avola Sicilia Italy, Sicily, Sicilia
88 points
From magnum - deep berry,black fruit, blackberry nose; deep berry, black fruit, blackberry, simple palate; medium-plus finish 88+ pts.
Red
2009 Clos Roche Blanche Touraine Cuvée Gamay France, Loire Valley, Touraine
90 points
Nice Gamay, tart berry, currant nose; tart currant, tart berry, Gamay palate; medium finish
Red
2008 Joseph Swan Vineyards Carignane Cotes du Rosa USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
87 points
Tart berry, baked berry nose; tart berry, tart plum palate; medium finish 87+ pts.

Flight 4 - Burgs and more refined reds (4 notes)

Red
1995 Albert Morot Beaune 1er Cru Bressandes France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Beaune 1er Cru
91 points
Bricking medium red color with pale meniscus; very nice, sous bois, dried cherry nose; dried berry, dried cherry, mineral, sous bois, black cherry palate; medium-plus finish 91+ pts.
Red
2001 Château Rayas Côtes du Rhône Château de Fonsalette Reserve France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Côtes du Rhône
91 points
Big, tart berry, spice, plum, oak nose; tasty, tart berry, black fruit, spice palate; medium finish
Red
1999 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru
92 points
Dark cherry red color; lovely, tart cherry, framboises, black cherry nose; tart black cherry, black raspberry, mineral palate; medium-plus finish 92+ pts.
Red
1999 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Champeaux Vieille Vigne France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
89 points
Bricking dark garnet red color; ripe cherry, raspberry, sous bois nose; tart red fruit, tart cherry, raspberry palate, lacking structure; short-medium finish

Flight 5 - Big Reds (4 notes)

Red
1997 Zenato Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Italy, Veneto, Valpolicella, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
92 points
Deep chocolate, berry, black fruit nose; tasty, young, chocolate, baked berry, black fruit palate; long finish
Red
2001 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo
93 points
Nice plum, dried berry, spice, tar nose; tasty, tart berry, dried berry, tar palate with a sense of herbs; medium-plus finish
Red
2000 Cascina Luisin Barbaresco Rabajà Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco
92 points
Rich berry, dried berry, tart black fruit, mineral nose; tasty, poised, baked berry, berry palate with depth; medium-plus finish
Red
1998 Alain Voge Cornas France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas
92 points
Brett, bacon, herbal, mature nose; tasty, mature, bacon fat, tart black fruit, charcoal, beefy palate; medium finish

Flight 6 - Sweet finish (1 note)

White - Sweet/Dessert
1997 Domaine Huet Vouvray Moelleux Clos du Bourg France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray
93 points
Lovely apple, brown sugar, cinnamon nose; tasty, rich, apple, baked apple, brown sugar, cinnamon palate; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.

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