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ZD wines and guest

Last night I and many others (13) attended a wonderful tasting of ZD wines put on by our wine leader John Slater.  John invited the president and part owner of the ZD Winery Brett deLurze to attend, present and enjoy the fruits of his labor with the rest of us.  Most all of these bottles were pulled out of the groups cellars for all to enjoy.  If you have never had a ZD wine I highly recommend that you search their wines out and enjoy. 

Our tasting consisted of 4 flights of wines and 5 course meal put on my Chef Leone of Mario’s. They were as follows and my comments will follow:

First Flight: 

1. 2008 Chardonnay
2. 2004 Chardonnay

3. 2007 Reserve Chardonnay
4. 1998 Reserve Chardonnay
First Course: Octopus, fingerling potatoes, lemon, Sicilian extra virgin olive oil & fleur de sel
Second Flight:

5. 2007 ZD Pinot Noir
6. 2001 ZD Pinot Noir
7. 1999 ZD Pinot Noir

8. 2008 Reserve Pinot Noir
9. 2004 Reserve Pinot Noir
Second Course: Papardelle with Ragu of Kurobuta Pork shank, Parmigiano Reggiano
Third Flight:

10. 2007 Cabernet
11. 1994 Cabernet

12. 2006 Reserve Cabernet
13. 2000 Reserve Cabernet
14. 1995 Reserve Cabernet

Third Course: Roast Rack of Lamb with “Fritto” of eggplant & zucchini, oil-cured olives, tomato confit, basil jus

Fourth Flight:

15. Abacus VIII

Cheese Course: Etxegarei / Taleggio / Piave Vecchio

Desert Course: Goat Milk Yogurt Panna Cotta w/ poached bartlet pear, Sauternes coaked raisins, drizzle of honey

March 12, 2010 Posted by | California, Other Tasting Notes, Red Wines, White Wines | 3 Comments

March WSR Ries Lineup

David brought forth an interesting list of wines to present to the group this month.  The wines were from 4 continenents acompanied with appitzers and BBQ of sausage and flank steak and rice.  Below is the line-up… comments?

O1) NV ROEDERER ESTATE BRUT $16.95

O2) ALIMANT LAUGNER CREMANT ALSACE ROSE NV BRUT (100% PINOT NOIR) $19.99

1) ’05 SCHILD ESTATE BAROSSA UNWOODED SEMILLON $14.99
2) ’07 SAINT COSME COTES-DU-RHONE BLANC (GIGONDAS) $19.99
3) ’07 MADRONA RESERVE ESTATE ME’LANGE (56% MARSANNE, 22% ROUSSANNE, 22% VIOGNIER_EL DORADO COUNTY) $18.00
4) ’06 CRETA ROBLE (100% TEMPRANILLO_SPAIN) $10.99
5) ’08 BODEGA PRIVADA MALBEC_ARGENTINA $13.99
6) ’05 POMEROL CHRISTIAN MOUEIX (95% MERLOT, 5%CAB. FRANC_FRANCE) $23.99
7) ’07 TWO ANGELES CABERNET (NAPA, MAYACAMAS MOUNTAINS) $20.99

8) ’04 LE CIGARE VOLANT, BONNY DOON (38% GRENACHE, 35% SYRAH, 12% MORVEDRE, 8% CARRIGNANE, 7% CINSAULT) $24.99
9) ’04 VERGET COTES DU LUBERON, (GRENACHE, SYRAH, CARRIGNANE ?) $17.95
10)’06 ADELINA GRENACHE (CLARE VALLEY, AUSTRALIA) $22.99
11)’05 DOMAINE MALYS-ANNE RECITAL, MINERVOIS, FR. (GRENACHE, SYRAH, CARRIGNON_IMPORTED PERSONALLY BY: THE BEAR)
12)’06 SLIPSTREAM FASTBACK MCLAREN VALE, AUSTRALIA SHIRAZ $35.99
13)’03 REYNELLA BASKET PRESS SHIRAZ, MCLAREN VALE, AUSTRALIA $28.99
14)’07 VINA VON SIEBENTHAL CARMENE’RE (VALLE DE ACONCAGUA, CHILE) $14.99
15)’06 VINA VON SIEBENTHAL TOKNAR PETIT VERDOT (HAND PICKED, SINGLE VINEYARD, UNFILTERED, ACONCAGUA VALLEY, CHILE) $64.99

March 4, 2010 Posted by | Australia, Bubbly, France, Group Tasting Notes, Red Wines, White Wines | 1 Comment