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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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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

Chambolle-Musigny (Aug. 2008)

A. 2002 Barthod Les Chatelots (5/5)

B. 2002 Dom. Fournier 1er Les Gruenchers V.V. (4/4)

C. 2004 Mugnier Les Fuees (6/6)

D. 2002 Roumier 1er Les Cras (2/3)

E. 2002 St. Innocent White Rose (1/1)

F. 2000 Bertheau Bonnes Mares Grand Cru (3/2)

Alsace Riesling 1998 to 2004

Mixed Red Burgundy – Beach Trip

A. 1997 Potel Charmes-Chambertin (1/1)

B. 2002 Dom. Maume Gevery-Chambertin (4/4)

C. 1999 Comte-Armand Pommard Clos Epeneaux (3/2)

D. 2002 Mugneret Echezeaux (2/3)

E. 2002 Faiveley Latricieres-Chambertin (5/5)

Post-pours:
1. 2008 Ventura Vina Caneiro

2. 1999 Leon Baarral AOC
Guess: obviously Bandol

Dessert:
1. 1999 Nespoli Recioto di Sangiovese de Emilia-Romania

Chablis – Mixed Vintages

A. 2001 Dauvissat Les Clos (3/4)

B. 1999 Raveneau Butteaux (6/5)

C. 1997 Dauvissat La Foret (2/1)

D. 2002 Raveneau Le Blanchot (5/3)

E. 2003 Dom. De la Roche Le Blanchot (1/2)

F. 2005 DeMoor Rosette (4/6)

Gruner Veltliner Smaragd or Equivalent