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Brown Bag Wine Dinner at Two Chefs - Double Blind

TWO CHEFS, MIAMI, FL

Tasted October 1, 2013 by markellen.foodies@gmail.com with 462 views

Introduction

Attendees: Alvaro Dagond, David Ehrenreich, Mark Friedman(me), Al Heltman, Pablo Lancella, Bob Radziewicz, Brian van Bower, and Guy Bower.

Flight 1 - SPARKLING WINE (1 note)

White - Sparkling
1999 Mumm Napa DVX USA, California, Napa Valley
92 points
The wine looks Straw colored. The legs are Fast. It smells like Lemon, and Leesy. The body is Light. The wine has Bright texture. The wine finishes Medium. Bob's Sparkling Wine.

Flight 2 (3 notes)

White
2009 Alpha Loire Vouvray Roche de Lune France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray
92 points
The wine looks Light gold colored. The legs are Medium. It smells like Lemon, Grapefruit, and Geranium. The body is Light/Medium. The wine has Smooth texture. The wine finishes Medium. Alvaro's White.
White
2009 F.X. Pichler Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 'M' Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau
94 points
The wine looks Yellow gold colored. The legs are Slow. It smells like Orange, Lemon, Apricot, Mineral, Stoniness, and Honeysuckle. The body is Medium/Full. The wine has Bright texture. The wine finishes Long. Brian's White. WOTN for me!
White
2005 Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin Chablis Grand Cru Vaudésir France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis Grand Cru
93 points
The wine looks Yellow colored. The legs are Medium. It smells like Lemon, Apple, Flint, and Apple blossom. The body is Medium. The wine has Polished texture. The wine finishes Long. Al's White. I have this Wine and enjoyed it equally last year.

Flight 3 - RED WINES (7 notes)

Red
1974 Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage Select USA, California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley
flawed
FLAWED. OVER THE HILL! Pablo's.
Red
2004 Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon Larkmead Vineyard USA, California, Napa Valley
91 points
The wine looks Garnet colored. The legs are Slow. It smells like Blackberry, Black currant (cassis), Oak, Vanilla, and Violet. The body is Medium/Full. The wine has Smooth texture. The wine finishes Medium.
Guy's wine.
Red
1999 Behrens & Hitchcock Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Kenefick Ranch USA, California, Napa Valley
flawed
The wine looks Garnet colored. The legs are Fast. It smells like Phenolic, and Ethyl Acetate. The body is Medium. The wine has Coarse texture. The wine finishes Short. Alvaro's wine. This is obviously an OFF VINTAGE for this wine. Alvaro's prior experience and other CT notes reflect the VA. Surprisingly, I have the 2000 Vintage, one of which I drank 18 months ago and I gave it a 94, and noted it was my Wine of the Month.
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Red
2012 Araujo Estate Altagracia Napa Red Wine USA, California, Napa Valley
93 points
The wine looks Purple colored. It tastes like Blackberry, Black currant (cassis), and Cedar. The body is Medium/Full. The wine has Polished texture. The wine finishes Long. David's wine.
Red
2004 Engelbrecht Els Proprietor's Blend South Africa, Coastal Region, Stellenbosch
92 points
The wine looks Garnet colored. The legs are Slow. It smells like Blackberry, Black currant (cassis), and Lead Pencil. The body is Medium/Full. The wine has Polished texture. The wine finishes Long.
Bob's Red.
Red
2004 TOR Syrah Rock Napa Valley USA, California, Napa Valley
93 points
The wine looks Purple colored. The legs are Slow. It smells like Blackberry, Lavender, and Black Pepper. The body is Full. The wine has Smooth texture. The wine finishes Long. Bob's 2nd Red.
Red
1986 Château Talbot France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien
94 points
The wine looks Garnet colored. The legs are Slow. It smells like Blackberry, Black currant (cassis), Mineral, Cedar, and Lead Pencil. The body is Medium/Full. The wine has Bright texture. The wine finishes Long. Al's Red. Red WOTN!

Flight 4 - DESSERT (1 note)

White - Sweet/Dessert
1997 Klein Constantia Vin de Constance South Africa, Coastal Region, Cape Peninsula, Constantia
94 points
The wine looks Yellow brown colored. The legs are Slow. It smells like Apricot, Peach, Mineral, Clove, Peony, and Peach blossom. The body is Medium/Full. The wine has Bright texture. The wine finishes Long. It has great acidity. Mark's Dessert Wine(me).
I got this in 2002 while visiting DeToren in South Africa. It was offered to me by their young Winemaker. The legend is that it was Napoleon's favorite wine.
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