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May 7, 2011

A pair of Kistlers and Frenchies

Lunch at Gaddi's.

2003 Kistler Chardonnay Vine Hill Vineyard - I didn't like the last bottle I drank of this wine, as it was over-ripe and delivered a bitter finish.  Fortunately the wine drank beautifully today, with notes of grass, flint, lots of toast, citrus and a little whiff of alcohol.  Ripe and sweet on the palate, but pretty well-balanced.

2002 Kistler Pinot Noir Kistler Vineyard - minty, a little sharp, with notes of sour cherries as well as black cherries.  Took a while to open up but was pretty decent.

2003 Sang des Cailloux Vacqueyras Cuvée Azalaïs - we took this off the list as we ran out of wine.  Smoky nose with a bit of brett, pine and actually a little savory.

1998 Guiraud - lots of honey, nutty, grapey notes with plastic and medjool dates.  Very lovely.

Full post on lunch is here.

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