Ray & Teresa's Wine Dinner

Minneapolis, MN

Tasted October 19, 2019 by 3daywinereview.com with 84 views

Introduction

Wonderful wine dinner prepared by Ray & Teresa at their home. Mussels, scallops, leak soup, Beef Wellington plus dessert paired perfectly with the wines.

Flight 1 (10 notes)

White - Sparkling
2007 Mumm Napa Grande Année USA, California, Napa Valley
92 points
My first tasting of this wine and it was drinking well. Citrus, sour apple, candied fruits, spice and floral notes. Very clean and medium plus finish. Good acidity. Drink now to 2024.
White - Sparkling
2006 Dom Pérignon Champagne France, Champagne
93 points
This was alright but nothing amazing. Dough, lemon, spice, floral and chalk. A bit abrasive and I would much take a Vilmart to this wine. Don't get me wrong I enjoyed and it and it was better than the 2007 Mumm but also cost a lot more.
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White
2013 Bergström Chardonnay Sigrid USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley
94 points
One of the best wines at the tasting. Very rich and opulent. Good use of oak along with spice, pear, vanilla and minerals. Medium to long finish. I could see this wine drinking well until 2028. One of the better Oregon Chards I have tasted to date.
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Red
2007 Louis Jadot Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru
90 points
Very light style wine with floral, mild spices, rose petals and earth. Short to medium finish and good acidity. A polar opposite to the Adelsheim that came next. Liked both styles. Very good food wine.
Red
2012 Adelsheim Pinot Noir Vintage 35 USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley
92 points
Decanted several hours. Fragrant wine! Red berries, spice, earth, perfume and cherry. A bit hot in the glass but settled into form 20 minutes later. This wine has a long life ahead and I could see this improving a lot. Young. 92 to 96 points.
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Red
1991 Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Martha's Vineyard USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville
90 points
I find the wine tired and old but others liked it more than me. It was interesting to try it and it featured sour cherry, saddle leather, tobacco, dust and cedar. Short to medium finish. I just don't enjoyed older wines that lost the fruit. I think this would have been a rock star in 2010.
Red
2009 Raymond Vineyard & Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Generations USA, California, Napa Valley
88 points
Spice, red currants, blueberries and liqueur. A bit too much and over the top. Not a lot of balance and lacks acidity. Would go with a nice juicy steak.
Red
2012 Opus One USA, California, Napa Valley
92 points
Can we say high octane!!! Certainly not something I would pay $200 plus for but I really enjoyed the wine. Cherry, ripe plums, spice, coffee beans, oak and vanilla beans. Long finish but not over the top. This is young and should drink well through 2035.
Red
2012 Long Shadows Wineries Syrah Sequel Bin 898 USA, Washington, Columbia Valley
93 points
Enjoyed this. Heavy on the fruits featuring blueberries, raspberries, Bing Cherries, coffee beans and spices. Not a big wine but complexity is there. Second favorite wine of the night.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2001 Château Rabaud-Promis France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes
92 points
Color looked a bit advanced but Sauternes was excellent. Ripe peaches, tangerines, minerals, spice and floral notes. Medium and concentrated. In a good place right now. Drink now to 2027.
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