06.30.10 Good Wine Night/ Major Edutoxication

27 01 2011

For this winos we had a small group, and thus limited the tasting to four bottles which we hoped would be exceptional wines.

To accompany the delicious wines, we were introduced to an equally delicious John Hurley, who blessed us with his body, his knowledge of wines, and his uncanny ability to charm Nikki.

Here we go.

1. 2003 Riesling Mosel Germany Rating 7.9

Edutoxication: Mosel is the northern most region in Germany. They plant vines on the steepest slope to get more sun access. It’s also the only country left where only women pick grapes

John: Petrol/ lime custard, apricots
Katie: Honeydew Melon
Kelly: Lime
Alea: Lemon

Katie: Honey
Nikki: Lots of Honey
Alea: Apples/ honeydew melon
Kelly: Acid on the finish is magnifitastic, green apple on the finish
John: Pink Lady apple skin

2) 2007 Siduri Gary’s Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands 14%   Rating 7.33

Kelly: Smoke/ black cherry
Alea: cured meat
Nikki: Funkberry/ red licorice/ cooked fruit, black tea
Dave: Smokey
Katie: rhubarb, toffee, smoldering
John: neutral toasted oak, coffee

Nikki: astringent and bitter
Alea: pork tenderloin, brown sugar
Kelly: Surprisingly acid
Katie: really hot on the throat, mad cherry finish
Dave: tobacco
John: prosciutto/ toast

3) 2007 C-Beck Napa Valley Petit Sirah Rating:  7.1

Edutoxication: Petite Sirah has a thicker skin, higher skin to flesh ratio. Usually blended to give color to wines.

Dave: Vinegar (red wine)
John: exceptional velvety, brininess, violet, blueberries, smokiness, lavender, sage, oregano
Katie: Fresh herbs, nose tickle

John: blueberry, raspberry, mellow tannins for a petit sirah, soft, supple
Kelly: ground black pepper, spiced juicy juice
Nikki: Mulling spice

4) 2006 Sol Rouge Cabernet Sauvignon   Rating 7.5

Alea: Slightly hot on the nose, mild oregano
John: Fennel, Italian seasonings
Kelly: Mocha
Nikki: Subway

Alea: Dry prune
Dave: peppery peppery crushed
John: Similar to nose, oak French neutral
Katie: Dried strawberries




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27 01 2011
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