A Few Days in Seattle

Tasted July 19, 2019 - July 21, 2019 by drwine2001 with 116 views

Flight 1 (8 notes)

2008 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis 1er Cru
Medium yellow. Hay and herb aromas. Oh man, this is all limestone and acidity-Chablis as it was meant to be! Medium weight but gloriously lean and crisp.
2012 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph
Deep but not dense ruby almost throughout. Essence of Syrah complex aromas-purple flowers, pine needle, and red berry. Medium body, definitely not a monster. Tart dark fruit, herb, strong acidity, and a mineral core. While I found the nose exciting, on the palate, it was less so.
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White - Off-dry
2007 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer
Clear yellow with a touch of green. A bit of spritziness remains. Marvelous combination of apple jelly, lime, and vanilla scents. I don't get much if any botrytis. Medium body, medium level of sweetness for a straight Auslese, not particularly prominent acidity but enough to keep it from feeling soft, and a dash of slate at the end. Certainly close to maturity, but no secondary notes yet. Not the most electric or chiseled wine, but the fruit is so gorgeous and pristine that it beats back any minor criticism.
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White - Sparkling
2013 Ulysse Collin Champagne Les Pierrières France, Champagne
Light and frothy. Hay and lemon. Bright, creamy, youthful, and dry. Attractive chalky base. Outstanding once again.
2001 Trimbach Riesling Clos Ste. Hune France, Alsace
Deep yellow. Laid back stone fruit aromas without any secondary development. Full bodied, dry, precise, on the cusp of maturity. Stunning tonight.
2009 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Vieille Vigne France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin
Light ruby with maturing rim. Beautiful red fruit with a citric lift. Naturally sweet red berry, wonderful sappiness, and a fine, lingering earthy base. Utterly seductive and amazingly deep for a village wine. Bravo!
White - Sweet/Dessert
1996 Moulin Touchais Coteaux du Layon France, Loire Valley, Anjou-Saumur, Coteaux du Layon
Light amber. Honey and quince. Sweet pear fruit, excellent acidity, just a touch of dirt at the end. A real success in the hit or miss world of Moulin Touchais. At its absolute peak.
2005 Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Garnet with mature edge. Savory aromas. Medium weight and somehow quite chewy. Blackberry more than black cherry. Light herbs and earth, mineral center. Classic, nothing about it is too ripe or sweet. Excellent now, no secondary development.
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