Category Archives: OR and wine

Dinner at Crooked House Cafe…

Bernard!!!!

House made Rillette
Country Pate
Oyster Leaves with Mignonette (amazing, they taste exactly like fresh oysters)
Escargots in Pernod and garlic wine

Veggie Paella with Ice lettuce and Chantrelles
Seafood Cassoulet
Lamb loin, wrapped in lamb sausage en croute
Veal skirt steak with b├ęchamel and Chantrelles

Cheese plate

Wines:
NV Michel Turgy Brut Reserve Selection
2009 Clos Cibonne Rose de Tibouren Speciale
1999 Nikolaihof Riesling Steiner Hund
1999 Dom. Chevillon Nuits St. George 1er Les Roncieres
2009 Dom. Chevillon Nuits St. George 1er Les Perrieres
1998 Grange de Peres Coteaux du Languedoc Rouge

Tasted:
2009 Evening Land Chardonnay Mad Hatter
2009 Evening Land Chardonnay La Source
2009 Evening Land Chardonnay White Queen
2009 Evening Land Pinot Noir La Source

Followed by whiskey at the Westside…

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Vosne-Romanee (Nov. 2008)

Pre-pours:
1. 1997 Chat. Beaucastel Chateauneuf-de-Pape Blanc
Guessed: Chenin (Loire)

2. 2004 Cotat Mont Damnes Sancerre
Guessed: Savennieres

3. 1998 Dauvissat 1er Vaillons Chablis
Guessed: White Burg, probably Chablis

4. 1997 Dom. Baumard Savennieres Tres Speciale
Guessed: Chenin

Vosne-Romanee Tasting:
A. 1995 Dom. d’Arlot V-R 1er Les Suchots (1/1)
Smokey, some hot alcohol, bright rasp, gets more and more pretty as it fleshes out, gains in weight and intensity with time, lots of smokey roses

B. 1996 Dom. Leroy V-R 1er Les Beaux Monts (6/6)
Darker and brooding, incredibly rich rasp/pepperoni, getting more ashy, leaner in mouth and thinner mouthfeel than expected, high acid but just ashy all the way through

C. 1997 Dom. Drouhin V-R 1er Les Petits Monts (4/4)
Higher toned, more leafy, orange pekoe tea, incredibly gobby fruit, spicy but showing a bit of alcohol

D. 1993 Dom. Rion V-R AOC (3/3)
Rasp tea, gaining in smokey pekoe/gunpowder tea, rich almost jammy, but elements of band-aid, tomato, a bit like a chat de pape?

E. 2002 Hudelot-Noellat V-R 1er Les Malconsorts (5/5)
More earthy and leafy, then coffee notes here, thinner than expected by nose, a pretty dramatic water-line, a more watery

F. 2002 Hudelot-Noellat V-R 1er Les Malconsorts (2/2)
Tannic yet brighter than others, pretty, really floral, esp roses and hibiscus, then coffee as an undertone

Post-Pours:
1. 2002 Dom. Breton Bourgeuil Clos Senechal

2. 1994 Evesham Wood Pinot Noir

3. 2005 Jack (ass) from Francis Tannanhil

Desserts:
1. 1999 Anselmi I Capitelli (Passito of Gargenega)

2. 1993 Felsina Vin Santo

3. 1999 Dom. Baumard Le Vert de L’Or (Loire Verdehlo)

4. 2005 Kerpen Riesling Wehlener Sonnenheur Auslese ***

Corton Rouge (April 2008)

Pre-pours:
2002 Dom. Chablisienne Monte de Tonniere

Corton Rouge Tasting:
A. 1996 Prince Florent de Merode Corton-Renards (4/4)
Lighter, more bricked, kumquats, more coffee in mouth, slightly sweet, briney, light rosehips, tarragon later

B. 1988 Dom. Giroud Corton (2/1)
Cleaner and brighter, cherry nose, darker hued, some meatiness, bright orange orange and lemon peel in mouth, spicy herbs and cooking spices, lingering citrus acid

C. 2002 Price Florent de Merode Corton (5/6)
Highertoned red fruit, some alcohol, a little poo and a little pepperoni, more flabby in the mouth, grassy in nose, some sulfur meatiness in mouth, jarring acid

D. 1993 Beaux-Freres (3/5)
Back to more chocolate, brooding, brighter cherry in mouth, cocoa powder and some braesola meatiness, gains in orange and almost pineapple acid, green beans?

E. 2001 Chandon de Brailles Corton Les Bressandes (6/2)
Caramelized orange blossoms, beef stick and cherry cough drops, weird orange?, big acid but herby character, back to tarragon again

F. 1996 Bouchard Le Corton (1/3)
More galore of everything, esp cherries, indian spices, big tannins, most young tasting and tight now, really lingering acid, cinnamon hots, red leaf lettuce

Post-pours:
1. 2004 Fourrier gevery-Chambertin1er Clos St. Jacques V.V.

2. 2004 Las Madres Syrah: pretty terrible, almost late harvest

Dessert:
1. 1992 J.J. Cristoffle-Prum Riesling Urziger Wurzgarten Auslese

2. 1999 Gunderloch Riesling Ruthenberg Auslese Goldkapsule

3. 1996 Disznoko Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos

4. 1977 Quarles Harris Vintage port