Sunday Night Dinner

Eric & Megan's - Chicago

Tasted February 15, 2015 by tooch with 228 views

Introduction

Thanks to Eric and Megan (and Winston, of course) for inviting us over for dinner. Megan prepared a great fish stew that was a perfect match for the Donnhoff and Selbach-Oster. A very fun night!

Flight 1 (10 notes)

Rosé - Sparkling
2003 Movia Puro Rose Goriška Brda Slovenia, Primorska, Goriška Brda
91 points
Note to self...do not volunteer to open this wine! The color is absolutely beautiful...a cloudy pinkish/purple...reminded me of what a Greyhound (the cocktail) looks like. Beautiful tones of grapefruit, peach, mango, and slate. Lots of energy on the palate created a really fun package.
White
2012 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Clisson France, Loire Valley, Pays Nantais, Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine
92 points
Intensely concentrated and bright citrus tones are at the center of this wine today. I decanted this about 2 hours before dinner and I think it might have helped some of the fresher floral elements to open up too. Great Clisson that'll be around for a long time.
White
2005 Nicolas Potel Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
91 points
A rich wine without being overly concentrated. Had some lush pear and apple tones with some deeper flinty notes in there too. Palate had nice balance with some background exotic tones of what felt like passion fruit or peach. Very nice.
Red
2010 Brick House Gamay Noir Ribbon Ridge USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Ribbon Ridge
90 points
Lots to like here. Had an inviting perfume of fresh cranberries, earth, cherries, and soft floral notes. The palate was soft and supple with beautiful cranberry and earth tones. Lovely.
Red
1999 Domaine Pavelot (Jean-Marc et Hugues) Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Les Peuillets France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru
91 points
A really nice showing this time around. Elegant with beautiful floral notes, red berries, and some wet leaves. Palate was supple and nicely accessible.
Red
1996 Louis Jadot Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Porrets France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru
93 points
Spectacular wine that delivers just about everything you could want from a 19-year old NSG. The red fruits were pure and clear with lush floral and earth accents in the background. The concentration of the fruit was impressive too and it felt like this is probably drinking close to peak.
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White - Off-dry
2004 Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Brücke Riesling Spätlese Germany, Nahe
94 points
Pop and pour. Just brilliant riesling that has depth, complex fruit/floral tones, and lots of mineral cut. Drinking in a really great spot right now and paired really nicely with a spicy fish stew.
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White - Off-dry
2010 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Spätlese Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer
91 points
Tightly woven flavors of peach, pear, apple, and minerals. Beautiful depth and richness to the flavors with a feathery weight. Delicious.
White
2010 Domaine Costal Chablis Les Truffières France, Burgundy, Chablis
89 points
A nice and inviting Chablis. Good, crisp, citrus tones...airy floral notes, and some chalky tones. Not incredibly deep, but very nice nonetheless.
Red - Fortified
1976 Domaine du Mas Blanc (Docteur Parcé) Banyuls Collita France, Languedoc Roussillon, Roussillon, Banyuls
88 points
I've never been overly fond of Banyuls, but this was pretty good. Had a strong mineral, fig, and plum tone throughout the palate. Definitely the most integrated Banyuls I've had, and definitely the oldest. Still not sure whether this is my style of wine or not.
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