03.10.10 She was a Bordeaux, fa sho.

1 06 2010

Blog post co-written by Kelly and Katie.

Bordeaux. Bore-dough. Just saying makes you sound fancy. Thankfully, we already are fancy. And we drank a lot of Bordeaux at Le Maison Goulding in North Beach.

The line-up

1. 2005 Chateau de Candale, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Blanc ($33.50)

Nose: Colin smelled boysenberry, Alea smelled blackberry and plum, and Kelly got some earthy dirty black cherries. Palate: Colin tasted bing cherries and Tim O. got black licorice. Russ tasted cotton and unripe fruit. Kelly got some dark fruit and moderate tannins, thinking that in another 15 years this might be a great wine. Sadly, his liver may not last that long.

Rating: 5.5/10

2. 2004 Chateau La Rose-Trinta udon, Haut-Médoc ($20)

Nose: Colin smelled leather and gas, while Andrew got burning plastic and #2 pencil eraser.  Alea smelled porkchops, while Kelly thought that it smelled like pepper that someone set on fire. Next time you’re cooking, try this winos inspired spice delicacy. Palate: Colin tasted raw gasoline on the palate and Kelly tasted an awkward mushroom.

Rating: 3.5/10

3. 2005 Chateau Verdignan, Haut-Médoc (50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc)

Nose: Colin smelled a man cave (like cigars and leather). Alea got the smell of gym socks and Katherine got raspberry. Palate: Kevin tasted grape juice and Colin got cranberry like in a cape cod, and Russ just tasted raw cranberries. We liked.

Rating: 7/10


4. 2003 Chateau de la Meuliere, Cotes de Bordeaux ($17 discounted from $40)

Nose: Alea got bacon fat and dark fruit while Russ went the direction of reliquified animal fat?! Katie smelled some leather, Colin got raspberry, and Kelly got plum with freshly ground pepper. Palate: Alea simply said “yum” and Russ tasted the end of a blood orange. Colin got well-balanced with peppery tannins.

Rating: 7/10

5. 2005 Chateau-Beau Chene Bordeaux Superior, 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc ($15)

Nose: Russ smelled apple pie and Andrea agreed but the one kind from McDonalds. Kelly thought it smelled like blueberry steeped in juicy juice and Colin got blueberry cobbler. Palate: Colin thought it tasted bitter. Ellen was disappointed by the taste after a nice nose, thought it was grassy.  Russ said it tasted like a Castro Queen. Alea got teriyaki, or like hay with teriyaki suace on it.

Rating: 6/10

6. 2006 Chateau Lagarosse, 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon ($16)

Nose: Russ smelled rubbing alcohol and Alea got some sweet pineapple and cuties. Andrew picked up on some orange, Katie got licorice, and Kelly smelled “gentle raspberry”. Palate: Alea said it tasted buttery and dry. Russ tasted a buttermilk biscuit with a little jelly. Katie tasted licorice like whoa and Andrea got pepper.

Rating: 6.5/10

7. 2007 Chateau Haut-Sorillon, Bordeaux Superior Alsac

Nose: Alea smelled something meaty on this wine, and Andrea specified that it was a smoked baguette with ham. Kevin smelled raspberry and Colin got ski wax. Palate: Alea thought the taste was kind of disappointing and Colin got a bitter after taste that was slightly meaty.

Rating: 6/10

8. 2008 Chateau de Brandey, Bordeaux ($10)

Nose: Alea smelled cranberry apricot and brown sugar, noting that the wine gets depper. Andrea picked up on Christmas spice, namely orange and cloves.  Colin smelled orange peel. Palate: Kelly just said “bleh” and Ellen tasted an alcoholic raspberry.

Rating: meh 4.5/10

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One response

6 07 2011
5.11.11 She was a Bordeaux, part deux « the young winos of san francisco

[…] 5.11.11 She was a Bordeaux, part deux 6 07 2011 For the reference in the title check out the last time we drank some Bordeaux: She was a Bordeaux, fa sho. […]

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