Salmon and Pinot Noir at Rocknrollers

Minneapolis, MN

Tasted May 4, 2019 by 3daywinereview.com with 60 views

Introduction

Solid lineup of wines and the Salmon was outstanding! Beautiful night to be outdoors.

Flight 1 (11 notes)

White
2015 Brewer-Clifton Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills USA, California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills
92 points
Day 1: Lemon, spice, mild oak, vanilla and wafer. Good acidity and complex wine. Medium plus finish. 92 points
Day 2: Solid with lemon, spice, vanilla, wafer and citrus. Not a powerhouse Chardonnay and certainly not a White Burg but very enjoyable wine. 91 points
White - Sparkling
N.V. Vazart-Coquart Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru
90 points
Light style with sea breeze aromatics along with lemon, pear and yeast. Short to medium finish and good acidity. Solid.
Rosé - Sparkling
N.V. Marc Hébrart Champagne Premier Cru Brut Rosé France, Champagne
92 points
Pale rose color. Very solid NV Rose and as Rocknroller states should cost more but happy it doesn't. Rose petals, strawberry, pie crust, citrus and apple. Medium plus finish and quite complex. Certainly will be buying these in the future. Excellent.
White
2014 Arnot-Roberts Chardonnay Trout Gulch Vineyard USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains
91 points
Refreshing take on California Chardonnay. Always enjoy the Santa Cruz Mountain wines for their less in your face philosophy. Grapefruit, minerals, floral and sour apple. Short to medium finish. Good acidity and balanced. It would be hard to pick this as a Chardonnay in a blind tasting.
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White
2011 Domaine Serene Chardonnay Evenstad Reserve USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills
92 points
I enjoyed this wine and quite complex overall. Carmel, stones, apple, vanilla and mild oak. Medium plus finish and multilayered flavors. Drinking really well. Drink now to 2021.
Red
2001 Daniel Moine-Hudelot Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru
91 points
Enjoyable wine to drink. This is very sublet but flavorful. Iron, red currants, soy and floral notes. Short to medium finish. Drink now to 2022. Would be fun to try this one over two days.
Red
2007 Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg Vosne-Romanée France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Vosne-Romanée
88 points
Earth, minerals, cherry and wood. Medium finish. Solid wine overall but hard to get past the price point when you can go to Oregon and get so much more for half the price.
Red
2014 Trisaetum Pinot Noir Wichmann Dundee Estate USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley
92 points
Another good showing. Perfume and fragrant wine with underbrush, rose petals, minerals and nice red currants. Medium plus finish and balanced wine.
Red
2012 Cornerstone Cellars Pinot Noir USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley
85 points
The modern style invading Oregon. Very marginal wine at best and lacks complexity. Some heat, ripe fruit and earth. Medium finish and quite ordinary.
Red
2012 St. Innocent Pinot Noir Justice Vineyard USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Eola - Amity Hills
92 points
Really drinking well and should have a few more years left. Smoke, rose petals, earth, minerals and cherry notes. Medium plus finish. Good concentration and drink until 2022.
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Red
1994 Staglin Family Cabernet Sauvignon Estate USA, California, Napa Valley, Rutherford
91 points
Some left bank character with pencil lead, gravel and earth. This wine is a bit past peak but still drank well. Could easily see this a 94 a few years prior. Drink now.
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