Lunch at Bar Bambino with the crew of Vinfolio
2007 Alto Adige, Cantina Ter lano terlaner
2007 Cos Nero d:Lupo (Nero d'Avola)
1996 Produttori, del Barbaresco Rabaja
2004 Parusso Mariodino x 2( favorite)
NV Martelletti Brachetto
NV Deutz Champagne
Dinner at Quince:
NV Valmur, Champagne
2005 Carriolon Perrier Puligny Montrachet
2004 Compt Lafon clos de la Earre, Mersault
1997 Bryant - corked bottle (ouch)
1997 Gaja Sori Tilden
1990 Jadot Corton
1990 F. Magnien, Echezeuax
Carriolon matched the small plates
Gaja went splendidly with suckling pig dish
The Jadot Corton was the overall favorite wine of the night
Lunch at The Slanted Door
Crispy Hake Collar
Beef Pho Soup
2005 Austiran Reisling (?) Smarg
Wine Tasting at Vin Vino in Palo Alto
Vertical of Vieux Telegraph CDP - 1995- 2007
Loved the 2006 and 2007
95 drinking with a lot of Brett
Vin Vino was kind enought to offer a bottle of 1994 Bryant at a reasonable price to make up for the corked 1997 we experienced on Friday.
Dinner - The Dining Room at the Ritz Carlton
1999 Deibolt Vallois, Fleur De Passion, Blanc de Blanc Brut
2004 Morey Cosefinee Chasagne Montrachet
2000 Dujac Bonne Mares
1990 Guigal La Mouline
The deibolt champagne was spectacular
The chef had me a roast suckling pig (again!)
The Dujac continues to shine and the La Mouline was, of course a blockbuster but still accessible now.
PS: All of the red wines were open and decanted for 3 hours.
Wine and Cheese at RN 74:
1990 Clos de Lemarche Grands Echezeux
1997 Louis Jadot Chambolle Musigny
At this point we were racing the clock to daylights savings time ending.
The wines were tight at first but opened after an hour of air and decanting. The Clos de Lemarche was a spectacular surprise. (never heard of this wine before).
Christie Dufault - Sommelier was extraordinarily helpful and patient with us.
Lunch at Boulette Larder
Fried Ham, applesauce and cornbread
Irish Coffee and Magic Tricks at Buena Vista
Champagne Dinner at Manressa with extraordinary dishes prepared by two Michelen Star chef David Kinch. The food was paired with seven grower champagnes. (See Richard Jennings tasting notes in Cellar Tracker for details)
After dinner: 2007 Anthill Pinot Noir, Tena Marie
This wine is drinking beautifully young and is very well balanced. It has an amazing nose and finish.
Note: Best meal of the weekend.