Bring together twelve people with an intense interest in wine and what do you get? More bottles than you can count (among other things, of course). Here’s a quick list of the wines that made it to my end of the table during last night’s StudioKitchen meets Ideas in Food dinner.
- Champagne Brut, Veuve Cliquot-Ponsardin 2002
- Vouvray Pétillant Brut, Huet 2002
- Columbia Valley Sauvignon Blanc “Stillwater Creek Vineyard,” Matthews 2006
- Graves blanc, Château Respide-Medeville 2004
- Rheinhessen Riesling trocken “von der Fels,” Keller 2006
- Alsace Gewürztraminer “Vendange Tardive,” Trimbach 2000
- Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir “Ten,” Sea Smoke 200x
- Viré-Clessé, Domaine Emilian Gillet 2002
- Saint Julien, Château Lagrange 1990
- Corton Grand Cru “Château Corton Grancey,” Louis Latour 2002
- Pomerol, Château la Conseillante 1989
- Willamette Valley Pinot Noir “Beaux Freres Vineyard,” Beaux Freres 2004
- Alentejo Garrafeira “Private Selection,” Herdade do Esporão 2001
- Lost Slaugh Vineyards “Naucratis,” Scholium Project 2007
- Pedro Ximenez “Selección de La Cosecha,” Solera Bodega San Telmo NV
Inspired by Brooklynguy’s Amsterdam challenge – but not nearly ambitious enough to attempt writing tasting notes for everything – I thought I’d spin a little pop quiz your way. Shouldn’t be too, too hard. Here goes….
The big three:
1. Which bottle(s) did I bring?
2. What showed best?
3. Which did I like least? [Nota bene: my etiquette editor convinced me that the original wording of this question might be deemed impolite.]
And the ridiculous extra credit question: Which wine was corked?