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2nd Tuesday

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

 

Chardonnay (5/11)

2nd Tuesday

Theme : Chardonnay that makes you smile...

1 from Uruguay, 1 from Australia, 2 from Washington State, 8 from California, and 12 from France. 

 

Chateau Randle. Blind Tasting.

Group bliind preferences:

1.  Maltroye Chassagne Montrachet '08 (MG)

2.  Boudreaux Chard '08 (Duesenberg)

2.  Benovia La Pommeraie Chard '09 (Lagonda)

3.  Logan Chard '08 (Tucker)

4.  Tremblay "Vaudesir" Grand Cru Chablis '08 (Triumph)

5.  de la Greffiere Macon La Roche Vineuse '09 (Lambert)

6.  Cote Bonneville Chard '08 (Austin Healey)

Read more: Chardonnay (5/11)

 

Wine of the Year (12/10)

2nd Tuesday

This was our 8th year doing Wine of the Year in December. Always an unknown treat.

Chateau Randle. Blind Tasting.

Group Preference.

1. '02 Trefethen Cab Sauv Oak Knoll District 14.1% (Pegasus)

2. '06 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale 14.5% (Odysseus)

3. '09 Domaine Huet Vouvray Le Haut-Lieu 13% (Silenus)

3. 'nv Earl Peillot Montagnieu Bugey 12% (Daedulus)

4. '07 Cristom Pinot Noir Mount Jefferson 13.5% (Cadmus)

5. '08 Domaine Mugneret Bourgogne Rouge Vieilles Vignes 12% (Achilles)

5. '08 Zepaltas Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Suacci Vyd 13.7% (Hector)

6. '04 Bressan Schiopettino 13.7% (Athena)

7. '07 Daou Celestus Paso Robles 13.7% (Poseidon)

Read more: Wine of the Year (12/10)

   

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