S.F....La Paulee style!

S.F. Ca.

Tasted September 4, 2012 by Mrbuzz with 877 views

Flight 1 - Lunch at Zuni Cafe (13 notes)

White - Sparkling
2000 Krug Champagne Vintage Brut France, Champagne
92 points
The first wine of what would become an epic day....good dose of crisp lemon, green apple acidity..mineral crunch..caramel mousse...tasty, but after having the '96,'90,'76 later on in the day...the 00 was knocked down a bit, and not as complex.
White
1996 Dauvissat-Camus Chablis 1er Cru La Forest France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis 1er Cru
96 points
Killer! What a great bottle..aging perfectly....fresh lemon/lime, sea salt air, chalk dust, honey florals...pure and clean, great verve....exactly what I like in aged Chablis.
White
2007 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale Blanc France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru
93 points
Always wanted to try this white Nuits.....crisp and precise with lemon, apple, smoked nuts, chalky with a little creme to it, yet plenty of fresh acid, crushed rock...nice white florals. Great wine!
White
1999 Marcassin Chardonnay Three Sisters Vineyard USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast
93 points
Served blind....youthful, bright yellow, tropical fruit, vanilla oak with some toffee...but completely balanced well with big fresh acidity, crushed minerals, smoked honey. Little more sweetness in this...but I think it's all in there, and should age well for quite awhile.
White - Sparkling
2004 Perrier-Jouët Champagne Belle Epoque France, Champagne
93 points
Crisp refreshing ginger mousse...green apple skin, lemon spritz...some doughy minerals...alive bubbles.
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Red
1995 Domaine de Montille Volnay 1er Cru Champans France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay 1er Cru
95 points
This was awesome! Silky smooth, youthful, almost primary, raspberry, strawberry, rhubarb fruit....nice subtleties of dried tobacco leaves, mushroom, smoked tea...very open an inviting.
Red
2002 Domaine Dujac Echezeaux France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Echezeaux Grand Cru
93 points
I wish I would have spent more time on this...why didn't I?? Dark berries, beautiful dusty spices/florals, licorice, herbs...bright acid but seemed a little closed to me, as I couldn't coax out the greatness of GC Dujac.
White
2010 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne-Montrachet Les Ancegnières France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet
91 points
Piercing acidity....bright lemon, grapefruit....cold stones, rain water, sea spray.....little raw peanut, smoke, citrus blossoms...better as it warms in the glass, broadens....tasty.
Red
2002 Domaine Jean Grivot Echezeaux France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Echezeaux Grand Cru
95 points
Beautiful Vosne spice here...deep potpourri florals, liqueur berries...youthful with bright cherry acid, mineral crunch....loved this!
Red
1988 Domaine Jean Faurois Clos Vougeot France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos Vougeot Grand Cru
92 points
Aging well...sous bois, dried berry, leather....bright cherry skin acidity, roses...seems more rustic, old school...very good.
Red
2006 Rhys Pinot Noir Swan Terrace USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains
90 points
Blind....sweet ripe fruit, stems, very nice dark candied spice, beautiful florals, smooth feel, but a little heat to the finish. Seems to have the sweetness and structure to age quite awhile.
White - Off-dry
1990 Weingut Max Ferd. Richter Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spätlese Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer
90 points
Cold slate, some petrol, lemon/melon/guava fruit...very light sweetness, rainwater, refreshing.
White
2000 Domaine Leflaive Bâtard-Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
96 points
Last wine of the lunch...and totally geared me up for dinner later on in the day with tons more GC white burgs! SO SO good...the perfect integration of freshness and aged complexity.......pitted fruit, green apple, lemon...smoked honey, white flowers....nice healthy weight, chalky feel...exotic with the sweet sulfur funk, crushed minerals, salted caramels....but laser beam citrus acid freshness.....killer!

Flight 2 - Dinner at Acquerello (27 notes)

White - Sparkling
1990 Krug Champagne Vintage Brut France, Champagne
96 points
My fav of the Krug's(76,90,96,00) for the day. Unreal acidity to freshen the ripe green apple, pear fruit...little smoke, right amount of caramel, ox...very complex. Loved this!
White - Sparkling
1976 Krug Champagne Vintage Brut France, Champagne
93 points
So great to try this...plenty fresh lemon citrus, tiny bubbles, to go along with the strawberry farm cream, nuttiness.....very complex...but the sherryness got to me at the end of the glass...wanted to go back to the '90!
White - Sparkling
1996 Krug Champagne Vintage Brut France, Champagne
94 points
Wonderful freshness, marshmallow creme, honey spice, crisp apple, almond, tiny dancing bubbles.....I enjoyed this.
White
1989 Gagnard-Delagrange Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Montrachet Grand Cru
97 points
From mag. another amazing wine to me....I couldn't believe how fresh and alive this 23 yr old was! Seemed like 4 or 5 yrs old? Crisp apple, pear fruit, little menthol, caramel green apple, crushed limestone, honey butter....now I know how great a perfectly aged white burg should be!
White
2004 Bouchard Père et Fils Chevalier-Montrachet La Cabotte France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru
93 points
From mag. Didn't spend much time with this, don't know why?....all my notes say crisp, clean, pure....love the chalk! Wish I could have found this later on in the night!
White
2004 Marc Colin et Fils Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Montrachet Grand Cru
95 points
From mag. Beautiful pure bright fruit...smoky flint, chalk powder, exotic spice....still plenty of youthful acidity...should continue to age for a long long time.
White
2006 Blain-Gagnard Bâtard-Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
93 points
Lots of cream, caramel and chalk....riper fruit, but still good cut of minerals and citrus...nice white flowers, smoke...not as alive as the '04's or '01's of the tasting.
White
1999 François Raveneau Chablis Grand Cru Valmur France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis Grand Cru
89 points
Man this wine didn't hit me right...my palate might have been too calibrated to the Monty's! It seemed very lite, almost watery to me...and some weird bubblegum thing? I did like the sea air, and the lemon chiffon, crushed minerals...but boy was I wanting to get back to the Monty's.
White
2005 Domaine Leflaive Bâtard-Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
96 points
From mag. Man I love Leflaive! This had so much tastiness....spicy and ripe pitted fruit, honey cream, creme brulee crust.....plenty of lemon/lime acidity, wet rocks, white florals, little smoke. Nice!
White
2005 Domaine Ramonet Chevalier-Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru
94 points
From mag. This was a treat...not as much spearmint as the '01's we also had....cold melon, pear fruit...loaded with tight crisp minerals, white florals, some truffle honey...plenty youth.
White
2001 Domaine Ramonet Bâtard-Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
94 points
Had this alongside the '01 Chevy....wow....there is that spearmint! Pretty cool flavor to go along with the lemon/lime , pear fruit....crunchy minerality, spice....great young broad feel...aging well.
White
2001 Domaine Ramonet Chevalier-Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru
97 points
From mag. Had alongside the '01 Batard....this also showed the classic spearmint....beautiful fruit, more complex than the Batard with some tobacco, smoke, dusty spice, brulee crust...amazing white flower florals and mint....an "oh God" wine!
White
2004 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
94 points
Another great bottle of this....little shy at first, but giving plenty of tasty crushed minerals and bright lemon acid...to go along with the ripe peach, pear, apple fruit...chalk, subtle smoke and cream, hazelnut, flint....love it.
White
1999 Domaine Tollot-Beaut Corton-Charlemagne France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
94 points
Richer wine...killer caramel green apple, honey spice, citrus blossoms, lemon creme, hazelnut...plenty of minerals and freshness to hold up to the full bodied fruit...I really liked this.
Red
1961 Mommessin Clos de Tart France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos de Tart Grand Cru
97 points
This wine amazed me! So transparent, rose' like...but it had the most amazing subtleties of flavors....cinnamon spice, dried roses, cigar ash, earthy menthol....all on a delicate frame...this hit me right!
Red
1999 Domaine Robert Groffier Bonnes Mares France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Bonnes Mares Grand Cru
93 points
From mag. pretty strong grip still....candied cherry, raspberry fruit...dusty spice, cherry cream, oak spice, herbs...young, nice silky feel.
Red
1989 Domaine G. Roumier / Christophe Roumier Bonnes Mares France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Bonnes Mares Grand Cru
98 points
Probably my favorite all around wine in the tasting....SO SO silky smooth with an amazing freshness...sweet liqueured bright berry fruit, mushrooms, chalky minerality, exotic dark spice, potpourri florals....wonderful!
Red
1989 Domaine Dujac Clos de la Roche France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
92 points
A subtle elegance here...savory red fruit, dusty spice, dried tobacco....mellow, but tasty.
Red
1964 Joseph Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru
96 points
From mag. what a treat! A perfectly stored bottle...SO young tasting with the sweet red fruit, very polished....aged flavors of sous bois, dried tobacco, fur, autumn leaves...plenty of alive cherry acidity and candied spices....gorgeous!
Red
1998 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Grands-Echezeaux France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Grands-Echezeaux Grand Cru
94 points
You know you are at a great tasting when the DRC's aren't the standouts! Lots of earth and dried tobacco...dusty cherry spice, wonderful alive silky feel...nice!
Red
1991 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Romanée St. Vivant France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Romanée St. Vivant Grand Cru
95 points
I really liked this one....it had a killer Barolo-like dryness to it....sweet dusty spices, very floral, cold smoke....smooth red fruits, dried berry...tasty!
Red
1964 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Echezeaux France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Echezeaux Grand Cru
flawed
Bad bottle.
Red
1990 Pierre Bourée Fils Chapelle-Chambertin France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru
90 points
This was just ok for me....there was some kind of charred earth to it...rustic, dried berry fruit, ripe plum, some nice dried orange and rose spice...just not enough tastiness.
Red
1993 Domaine Leroy Corton-Renardes France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Corton Grand Cru
97 points
KILLER spice! I loved this wine...liqueur berry, smoky dusty cherry/clove spice....pure wild berry fruit, still dusty tannin, yet nice soft feel...killer acid...this wine rocked!
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Red
1998 Domaine Leroy Richebourg France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Richebourg Grand Cru
96 points
What a wonderful treat....amazing dusty berry spice, intense flavors, big wine....yet well balanced. Aromas of flower garden, pretty spice....pure berry fruit, some leather and mineral as well. Could have sipped on this all day!
Red
1997 Roberto Voerzio Barolo Brunate Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo
95 points
WOW...with all the burgs we were drinking..this was a palate shock! Mouth puckering tannins...rich and ripe liqueur berry fruit...wonderful Indian spices, orange acidity, rose petal, tobacco leaves, tar and chocolate.....beautiful!
Red
1968 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino Speciale Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo
88 points
Got marsala here....ripe and aged dark berry fruit, dried oranges, tar, dry tannins....got more oxidized as it opened. Also had the '74 in the group, but didn't get a chance to taste.
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