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January 29, 2010

Drinking at Acker VII

Session 1 of Acker auction VII.

2001 Marcassin Chardonnay Marcassin Vineyard - obvious nose of grass, a little musty and we think this was corked. On the palate this was very ripe and very short.

2001 Marcassin Pinot Noir Marcassin Vineyard - very sweet on the nose, with pine needle, eucalyptus and minerals on the nose. Finish was slightly short, but a pretty nice Cali Pinot.

2004 L'Extravagant de Doisy-Daëne - a limited production (5 barriques made in good vintages) wine, this is still young but already has plenty of botrytis, plastic, honey and orange in the nose. Pretty sweet as one would expect, but with good acidity balance.

1997 A.-F. Gros Richebourg - I brought this bottle to share with the table. Nose of grilled meats, smoke, sweet fruit and mushrooms.

2004 Sine Qua Non Poker Face - SQN is one of my favorite wineries, producing really, really big wines which require years of aging before being palatable to most people. This huge Syrah was very sweet with typical notes of iron (I always think they smell like blood), caramel, plastic and lavender. Very alcoholic, but I like it. Not exactly a food wine. Wait another 10 years to drink this.

Full post on the auction is here.

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