Monthly Archives: May 2005
WOW!!! La Poussie is a natural amphitheater!!! I want to frolic in the vineyards. Or have the Fiery Furnaces play an acoustic show for me, and we will drink tons of Sancerre and Sancerre Rosé!
This is why you spend over 20 bucks for a Sauvignon Blanc. This Sancerre comes from the vineyard La Poussie, which forms a natural amphitheater. Just peep the label for a photo. There is some oak aging (most definitely old, giant oak barrels which do not impart wood-plankiness to the wine) but incredible liveliness, depth, [...]
For me, summer begins when my beloved French start shipping their new pink wines. They are bone-dry, fruity, and a lovely accompaniment to all sorts of of great grilled meat and seafood. Or just kicking it with your friends or special someone on a deck, patio, and/or beach. Whether they are eight bucks or eighteen, [...]
I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to taste all the first growth Bordeauxs from 1999. They are: Chateau Haut-BrionChateau MargauxChateau LatourChateau Mouton-RothschildChateau Lafite-RothschildChateau Cheval Blanc All these wines range in price from $175-$250! What blew me away was how approachable and elegant these wines were, with nice acidity. I thought they would me monsters, with mouth-searing [...]
I think these wines need to be decanted. About an hour into drinking one, some of the acidity blew off and revealed some nice fruit and flavor. I’m going to discuss this with our rep for SA wines.
We had a tasting of some reds and whites and I was quite impressed. Sauvignon Blanc has mega-acidity (and sometimes not much else, but I like the style). They are very uniquely South African. Worth trying and under 10 bucks. Great food wine: salad, shellfish. More impressed with Chenin Blanc. They have more CB vineyards [...]