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March 12, 2010

Whites and Pinot with cheese

Cheese dinner at Caprice. Jeremy and Sebastien arranged the wine pairings.

2007 Albert Mann Auxerrois Vieilles Vignes - pretty sweet, ripe nose with minerals and ripe pear notes. Also ripe on the palate.

2005 Prager Grüner Veltliner Achleiten - nose was very floral, a little mineral, with ripeness like apples in the fall.

2007 Jacques & Nathalie Saumaize Saint-Véran La Vieilles Vignes des Crèches- made from old vines that are more than 50 years old, this was ripe on the nose of honey, marmalade and grass notes. Sweet on the palate but a little tart with some acidity at the same time.

2007 Couly-Dutheil Les Chanteaux - this beautiful golden wine was not paired with cheese after Jeremy decided it wouldn't stand up to them, but we got a taste of it anyway. Ripe nose with honey and orange marmalade notes.

2000 Rolet Arbois Blanc - grassy and nutty nose, with a bit of ammonia on top of the marmalade. Heavily oxidized nose typical of vin jaune.

2005 Albert Mann Pinot Gris Hengst - pretty sweet on the palate as one would expect from this wine and the ripe vintage. Definitely honey notes in the nose.

2005 Geantet-Pansiot Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes - drinking pretty nicely, with plenty of fruit, iron and minerals.

2008 George Hansen Vineyards Pinot Noir - one of my friends really liked this wine, and why not? It WAS drinking very, very well... Very typical Cali Pinot, with tons of sweet fruit, caramel, orange and berries. Very small production of 999 bottles.

Full post on dinner is here.

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