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The Fairorth Tequila/Mezcal Lounge

(last updated 5/30/14)

 

Below are 2 lists:

“Bottles Claimed & Already Coming”

and

“Bottles Suggested”  

You don’t have to bring bottles on the suggested list, but they are suggested.

I will try to update this on a daily basis. Feel free to text/call me for specifics.

Looking for rockstar, authentically delicious, spirits.

 

 

 

 

“Bottles Claimed & Already Coming”

Tequila - Lowlands

Casa Noble Anejo (nom.1137)

Chinaco Anejo (nom. 1127)

Fortaleza Blanco (nom. 1493)

Fortaleza Reposado (nom. 1493)

Number Juan Extra Anejo (nom.1531) 

Puro Verde Blanco (nom.1480) 

 

Tequila - Highlands

ArteNOM 1580 Blanco (nom. 1079 - Zapopan)

Don Julio Blanco (nom. 1449 – Atotonilco El Alto)

Don Julio Reposado (nom. 1449 – Atotonilco El Alto)

Don Julio Anejo (nom. 1449 – Atotonilco El Alto)

Don Julio Anejo 1942 (nom. 1449 – Atotonilco El Alto)

Milagro SBR Reposado (nom. 1559 – Tepatitlán)

Siembra Azul Blanco (nom.1414 – Arandas)

Siembra Azul Anejo (nom.1414 – Arandas)

Sieta Leguas Blanco (nom.1120 – Atotonilco)

Tapatio Blanco (nom.1139 – Arandas)

Tapatio Reposado (nom.1139 – Arandas)

Tapatio Excelencia Extra Anejo (nom.1139 – Arandas)

Tequila Ocho Blanco (nom.1474 – Arandas)

Tequila Ocho Reposado (nom.1474 – Arandas)

Tequila Ocho Anejo (nom.1474 – Arandas)

 

Mezcal

Alipus San Andres

Del Maguey Chichicapa

Del Maguey Iberico

Fidencio Clasico

Fidencio Sin Humo

Illegal Blanco

Illegal Reposado

Illegal Añejo

Montelobos

Vago Coyote/Espadin/Mexicano (Nov. '13)

Vago Elote

Vago Espadin

Vago Mexicano

Vago Ensamble en Barro Espadin/Coote/Cerrudo (Dec. '12)

Wahaka Espadin

Wahaka Tobala

Wahaka Madre Cuishe

Wahaka Ensamble

 

 

 

 

 

“Bottles Suggested”

TEQUILA - LOWLANDS

Casa Noble Blanco (nom.1137)

Casa Noble Reposado (nom.1137)

Chinaco Blanco (nom. 1127)

Chinaco Reposado (nom. 1127)

Fortaleza Anejo (nom. 1493)

 

TEQUILA - HIGHLANDS

Calle 23 Blanco (nom.1529 – Zapotlanejo)

Calle 23 Reposado (nom.1529 – Zapotlanejo)

Calle 23 Anejo (nom.1529 – Zapotlanejo)

Casamigos Blanco (nom.1416 – Jesus Maria)

Casamigos Reposado (nom.1416 – Jesus Maria)

Sieta Leguas Blanco (nom.1120 – Atotonilco)

Sieta Leguas Reposado (nom.1120 – Atotonilco)

Sieta Leguas Leguas Anejo (nom.1120 – Atotonilco)

Tequila Ocho Extra Anejo (nom.1474 – Arandas)

Siembra Azul Reposado (nom.1414 – Arandas)

Siembra Azul Suro Anejo (aged 5yrs) (nom.1414 – Arandas)

Tapatio Anejo (nom.1139 – Arandas)

 

MEZCAL

Del Maguey Espadin Especial

Del Maguey Santo Domingo Albarradas

Fidencio Pechuga

Los Nahuales Joven

Los Nahuales Reposado

Sombra

Vago Olla de Barro


 

 

 

Distillery NOM. database

 

 

The following is borrowed from Tequila Cheerleader David Suro's Tequilas restaurant website, in Philadelphia. 

Tequila

Tequila is one of the most complex, sophisticated and misunderstood spirits around. Made from the distillation of 100% Agave, true tequila is produced using a very specific species of agave called Agave Tequilana Weber Blue Variety. Influenced by the terroir in which it is grown, this particular agave plant requires between 8 and 12 years to develop before it is ready to be harvested. The unique effect of 12 springs, summers, falls, and winters generates a multifaceted raw material with many characteristics. Because it is produced from this mature agave, tequila possesses a flavor profile that is more intricate than any other spirit in the world.

 

In order to receive the “Appellation of Origen” certification from the Mexican government, tequila must be produced in one of the following five Mexican states: Jalisco, Michoacan, Tamaulipas, Guanajuato and Nayarit. These states encompass areas of highlands and lowlands. Where the agave is grown has significant impact on the profile of each batch of tequila is produced.

 

Tequilas produced in the lowlands are made with smaller agave plants, resulting in a dry and more aggressive tequila. Many generations of Agave have been grown in the lowland regions and most of the well known Tequilas are from the lowlands. (ie: Cuervo, Herradura, Sauza, and 1800).

 

Highland Tequilas possess a strong fruity, herbaceous character. This is in part due to the high quality of the nutrient-dense soil, the consistent climate and overall cooler temperatures which make for larger agave plants that are higher in sugars and complexity.

 

 

 

This is borrowed from wikipedia.

Mezcal

Mezcal, or mescal, is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from the maguey plant (a form of agave, Agave americana) native to Mexico. The word mezcal comes from Nahuatl mexcalli [meʃˈkalːi] metl [met͡ɬ] and ixcalli [iʃˈkalːi] which means "oven-cooked agave".

The maguey grows in many parts of Mexico, though most mezcal is made in Oaxaca. There is a saying attributed to Oaxaca regarding the drink: "para todo mal, mezcal, y para todo bien también" ("for everything bad, mezcal; for everything good, the same").

It is unclear whether distilled drinks were produced in Mexico before the Spanish Conquest. The Spaniards were introduced to native fermented drinks such as pulque, also made from the maguey plant. Soon the conquistadors began experimenting with the maguey plant to find a way to make a distillable fermented mash. The result was mezcal.

Today, mezcal is still made from the heart of the maguey plant, called the "piña", much the same way it was 200 years ago, in most places. In Mexico, mezcal is generally consumed straight and has a strong smoky flavor. Though mezcal is not as popular as tequila (a mezcal made specifically from the blue agave in select regions of the country), Mexico does export the product, mostly to Japan and the United States, and exports are growing.

Despite the similar name, mezcal does not contain mescaline or other psychedelic substances.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South by South Wine XIV (3/12)

South by South Wine

SHE SPARKLES
’82 Krug
’85 Krug
’88 Bollinger RD
’88 Krug
’90 Dom Perignon
’00 Pierre Peters “Les Chetillons” Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Brut Le Mesnil
’02 Camille Savès Grand Cru Brut
’02 Pierre Peters “Les Chetillons” Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Brut Le Mesnil 12%

REDS
FRANCE
Bordeaux
’49 Haut Brion
’55 Prieure Lichine Margaux
’55 Beycheville Saint-Julien
’57 Lascombes Margaux
’64 Lafite Pauillac
’64 Haut Brion Pessac Leognan
’64 Cos D’Estournel Saint-Estephe
’64 Latour Pauillac
’64 Margaux Margaux
’79 Greysac Medoc
’81 Lafite Pauillac
’81 Grand Puy LaCoste Pauillac
’82 Cheval Blanc
’82 Kirwan Margaux
‘82 Prieure Lichine Margaux
’83 Gruaud Larose St. Julien
’89 Talbot Saint Julien
’90 Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac
’94 Mouton Pauillac
’96 Trotanoy Pomerol
’96 La Mission Haut Brion Pessac Leognan
’97 Trotanoy Pomerol
’99 Monbousquet St. Emilion (magnum)
’00 Lynch Bages Pauillac
’02 Pichon Lalande Pauillac
’03 Bahans Haut Brion Pessac Leognan

Burgundy
’61 Faiveley “Clos de la Marechale” Nuits-St.-Georges
’66 M. Lallechere Chambolle Musigny
’90 E. Rouget Echezeaux
’92 Coch Dury Corton Charlemagne
’93 Armand Rousseau “Clos St.-Jacques Gevrey Chambertin
’96 Prioure Roch Clos de Vougeot
’98 Girardin Clos de la Roche
’04 Lucien Boillot “Les Caillerets” 1er Cru Volnay
’06 Rene LeClerc Gevrey Chambertin

Rhone
’90 Beaucastel Chat-du-Pape
’94 Jaboulet Hermitage
’99 Guigal Hermitage
’00 Pegau Chat-du-Pape (magnum)
‘01 Henri Bonneau Chat-du-Pape
’01 Beaucastel Chat-du-Pape
’02 Chave Hermitage
’05 Clos du Caillou “Les Quartz” Chat-du-Pape
’06 Monpertuis Chat-du-Pape
’07 Solitude Chat-du-Pape

Provence
’03 Simone Palette
’03 Tempier Cuvee Speciale La Migoua Bandol
’05 Simone Palette


ITALY
Piedmont
’61 Giacomo Conterno Monfortino Riserva Barolo
’95 Corino “Vigna Giachini, La Morra” Barolo
’99 Fratelli Revell Rocche dell Annunziata Barolo
'01 Gaja "Sori San Lorenzo" 14%
'04 Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo 14.5%
'09 Borgogno Dolcetto d' Alba

Tuscany
’90 Castellare I Sodi San Niccollo
’97 Argiano Brunello
’99 Fontodi “Sorbo” Chianti Classico
'01 Argiano Solengo
’01 Fanetti Vino Nobile
’03 Montevertine Le Pergole Torte
’04 Bartoli Giusti Brunello di Montalcino
'04 Casanova di Neri "Tenuta Nuova" Brunello Di Montalcino        

Northeast
’97 Allegrini Amarone
’00 Quintarelli Valpolicella Classico
’01 Bressan Ego
’02 Tommaso Bussola Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

South
’04 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Calderara Sottana Etna (magnum)

Lombardy
’04 Triacca Sforzatto

SPAIN
’96 Torre Muga Rioja

GERMANY
’07 Dr. Heger, Achkarrer Schlossberg GG Kaiserstuhl Spatburgunder

URUGUAY
’08 Bouza A6 Tannat 14%


USA
Cab/Merlot blends
'83 Inglenook Reserve Cab Napa 13%
’86 Laurel Glen Cab Sauv
'86 Inglenook Reserve Cab Napa 13.2%
’87 Chimney Rock Stag’s Leap Cab Sauv
'94 Ridge Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mtns 12.7%
'95 Ridge Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mtns 12.5%
'96 Burgess Cab Napa 13%
’95 Rombauer Cab Sauv Diamond Selection
’96 Laurel Glen Cab Sauv
’96 Pine Ridge Cab Sauv Rutherford
'97 Burgess Cab Napa 13%
’97 Insignia 13.8%
’97 Silverado Cab Sauv Reserve
’98 Behrens & Hitchcock Kenefick Ranch Cuvee Reserve Napa (magnum)
’99 Insignia 14%
'99 Ridge Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mtns 13%
’99 Flora Springs Trilogy
’00 Quilceda Red Washington
’01 Quilceda Cab Sauv
’01 Jacob Franklin Cab Sauv
’01 Hewitt Cab Sauv
’02 Ramey Diamond Mtn Cab Sauv
'03 Colgin Cariad Napa 15.6%
’04 Ovid Experiment EO.4 St. Helena
’05 Corison Cab Sauv
'07 Peter Michael "Les Pavots" 15%
'07 Burgess Cab Napa 14.4%
'08 Morlet Mon Chevalier Cab Knights Valley 15.2%
'08 Venge Reserve Cab Oakville 14.9%
'09 Schrader GIII "Beckstoffer Georges III" Cab 14.4%
'09 Carter "To Kalon" Cab Napa 15.1%

Pinot Noir
’99 Kalin 'Cuvée DD' Pinot Noir Sonoma County
‘06 Rhys "Home" Pinot Noir
’07 Retour Pinot Noir Willamette
’08 Sean Thackrey Pinot Noir
’09 Kistler “Kistler Vyd” Pinot Noir
’09 Kistler Cuvee Natalie Pinot Noir
'09 Foxen "Sea Smoke" Pinot Noir Sta Rita Hills 14.6%

Zinfandel
’94 Topolos “Rossi Ranch” Zinfandel
’94 Topolos “Ultimo” Zinfandel

USA oTHER
'06 Derenoncourt Syrah Carneros 15.4%
‘nv Sean Thackrey Pleiades XIX

PORTUGAL
‘91 Barca Vehla

LEBANON
’02 Musar Rouge

SOUTH AFRICA
’08 de Toren Fusion v

AUSTRALIA
’95 Frankland Estate Olmo’s Reward
’97 Henschke Abbotts Prayer
‘98 Penfolds Bin 707
’98 Lindemans Pyrus Cab Sauv Coonawarra
’04 Frankland Estate Olmo’s Reward
’05 Penfold's RWT Shiraz Barossa 14.5%
’05 Amon Ra
’10 Molly Dooker Velvet Glove Shiraz


WHITES
FRANCE
’00 Trimbach Hommage a Jeanne Pinot Gris
’01 Leroy Montagny 1er Cru
’06 Prudhon “Les Ensignieres” Puligny Montrachet
’07 Fevre “Bougros” Grand Cru Chablis (magnum)
’09 Verget “Vaillons” Chablis

AUSTRIA
’98 Hirsch Zobinger Gaisberg Riesling Alte Reben Osterreich
’03 Jamek Gelber Muskateller..Wachau

LEBANON
‘72 Musar Blanc
'04 Musar Blanc 12%

GERMANY
’03 Donnhoff Schlossbockelheimer Kupferube Riesling Spatlese

UNITED STATES
‘08 Varner Bee Block

AUSTRALIA
’99 Mount Mary Triolet

DESSERTISH
’85 Huet Clos du Bourg Moelleux
’85 Huet Le Mont Moelleux
’89 Hugel Vendage Tardive Riesling
‘90 Quintarelli Guiseppe, Riserva, Recioto della Valpolicella
’94 Trimbach Selection de Grains Nobles Gewurztraminer
‘97 Lingenfelder Freinsheimer  Musikantenbuckel Beerenauslese...Pfalz...375 ml
’01 Guiraud Sauternes (375) 13%

 

Cabernet Sauvignon (2/14)

2nd Tuesday

Chateau Randle - Blind Tasting

Group preference, in order:

1.    ’1.   '00 Elyse “Morisoli” Cab Sauv, Napa 13.8% (Kazoo)

2.    ’2.   '98 Raymond Reserve, Cab Sauv, Napa 13.8% (Bandolin)

3.    ’3.   '07 Darioush, Napa 14.8% (Cello)

4.    ’4.   '07 Von Strasser, “Estate Vyd”, Diamond Mtn District, Napa 14.2% (Fluglehorn)

5.    ’5.   '00 Quilceda Creek, Cab Sauv, Washington 14.9% (Pitchpipe)

5.   ’02 Juslyn, Perry’s Blend, St. Helena 14.7% (Vuvuzela)

6.   ’08 Burgess, “Triere Est Vyd” Merlot, Napa 14.4% (Guitar)

7.   ’00 Leoville Barton, St. Julien, Bordeaux 12.5% (Clapsticks)

8.   ’10 Amavi, Cab Sauv, Walla Walla, Washington 14.1% (Dulcimer)

8.   ’97 Penfold’s, 707, Cab Sauv, S. Australia 13.5% (Harmonium)

9.   ’09 Trivium, “Les Ivrettes Vyd”, Cab Sauv, St. Helena 14.8% (Steel Drum)

10.  ’96 Pichon Longueville, Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac 13% (Taiko)

10.  ’10 Summers, Cab Sauv, Knights Valley, Son. Cty. 14.1% (Juiceharp)

11.  ’11 La Sirena, Cab Sauv, Napa 14.6% (Xylophone)

12.  ’96 Vine Cliff, Cab Sauv, Oakville Estate, Napa 14% (Clavinet)

12.  ’06 Harris Est Vyds, “Jake’s Creek Vyd”, Cab Sauv, Napa 15% (Marine Band Harmonica)

13.  ’01 Smith Madrone, Cab Sauv, Napa 13.5% (Piano)

14.  ’99 Merryvale, Cab Sauv, Napa 13.5% (Steel Guitar)

15.  ’03 BR Cohn, “Olive Hill Est. Vyd”, Cab Sauv, Son. Vly. 14.2% (Dobro)

16.  ’95 Gallo of Sonoma, “Stefani Vyd”, Cab Sauv %? (Zither)

17.  ’02 White Oak, Cab Sauv, Napa 14.5% (Conch Shell)

18.  ’99 Mondavi, “To Kalon”, Reserve, Cab Sauv, Napa 13.5% (French Horn)

19.  ’05 Carmelo Patti, Cab Sauv, Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina 14% (Hurdy Gurdy)

19.  ’99 Karl Lawrence, Cab Sauv, Napa 14.2% (Superbone)

19.  ’06 Castello di Querceto, Cignale, Cab Sauv, Tuscany, Italy 13.5% (Didjeridoo)

 

 

My preference, in order:

1.    ’96 Pichon Longueville, Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac 13% (Taiko) $220 A -80 ***

2.    ’00 Leoville Barton, St. Julien, Bordeaux 12.5% (Clapsticks) $155 A+ -24 ****

3.    ’00 Quilceda Creek, Cab Sauv, Washington 14.9% (Pitchpipe) $150 A -64 ****

4.    ’07 Darioush, Napa 14.8% (Cello) $95 A -39 ***

5.    ’07 Von Strasser, “Estate Vyd”, Diamond Mtn District, Napa 14.2% (Fluglehorn) $65 A -4 ***

6.    ’10 Amavi, Cab Sauv, Walla Walla, Washington 14.1% (Dulcimer) $28 A- +18 ***

7.    ’97 Penfold’s, 707, Cab Sauv, S. Australia 13.5% (Harmonium) $225

8.    ’09 Trivium, “Les Ivrettes Vyd”, Cab Sauv, St. Helena 14.8% (Steel Drum) $70

9.    ’02 Juslyn, Perry’s Blend, St. Helena 14.7% (Vuvuzela) $60

10. ’05 Carmelo Patti, Cab Sauv, Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina 14% (Hurdy Gurdy) $28

11. ’99 Merryvale, Cab Sauv, Napa 13.5% (Steel Guitar) $65

12. ’06 Harris Est Vyds, “Jake’s Creek Vyd”, Cab Sauv, Napa 15% (Marine Band Harmonica) $120

13. ’08 Burgess, “Triere Est Vyd” Merlot, Napa 14.4% (Guitar) $30

14. ’11 La Sirena, Cab Sauv, Napa 14.6% (Xylophone) $150

15. ’10 Summers, Cab Sauv, Knights Valley, Son. Cty. 14.1% (Juiceharp) ……. (big drop off after here) $30

16. ’99 Mondavi, “To Kalon”, Reserve, Cab Sauv, Napa 13.5% (French Horn) $145

17. ’99 Karl Lawrence, Cab Sauv, Napa 14.2% (Superbone)

18. ’00 Elyse, “Morisoli” Cab Sauv, Napa 13.8% (Kazoo) $50

19. ’03 BR Cohn, “Olive Hill Est. Vyd”, Cab Sauv, Son. Vly. 14.2% (Dobro) $46

20. ’96 Vine Cliff, Cab Sauv, Oakville Estate, Napa 14% (Clavinet) $65

21. ’95 Gallo of Sonoma, “Stefani Vyd”, Cab Sauv %? (Zither) $27

22. ’98 Raymond Reserve, Cab Sauv, Napa 13.8% (Bandolin) $35

23. ’02 White Oak, Cab Sauv, Napa 14.5% (Conch Shell) $23

24. ’01 Smith Madrone, Cab Sauv, Napa 13.5% (Piano) $43

25 ’06 Castello di Querceto, Cignale, Cab Sauv, Tuscany, Italy 13.5% (Didjeridoo) – 2 corked bottles $63

   

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