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November 19, 2010

Comte de Champagne + Cali Pinot

Dinner at On Lot 10.

1999 Tattinger Comte de Champagne - I could smell the yeasty nose from across the table, as it was poured into the flutes. Toasty with a bit of caramel on the nose. Medium acidity on the palate but finished rather dry.

2002 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Ferrington Vineyard - Oops! This was so... Californian! I couldn't have found a more "Californian" bottle if I tried. Nose was really sweet, almost bubble gum-like, with pine needle, a bit of chalk and vanilla. Very sweet on the palate, which later turned to be hot and orange on the finish. With additional aeration, coffee and coconut butter notes emerged. I might as well have been drinking a bottle of Pride Cabernet! After a week drinking some of the best Burgundy reds, even I couldn't bear to drink much of this wine.

Full post on dinner is here.

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