24 May 2013

24may - yet more pink wine
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an apparent never ending supply of the dry, rosy wine that pleases me so.
so far in the last four month i'd say, without exaggeration, maybe 50 or 60 different roses have come through our doors, many of which i'd never seen before and some of which won't be available to me again. truly a glorious time. (i'm not entirely discounting the possibility that i'm actually dreaming and when i awake it'll be the early 2000's again and i'll be struggling again to sell pink wine...)
so it's with great satisfaction that i see an acceptance and an embrace of this style of wine that i honestly believe to be one of the most perfect solo sippers and versatile companions to our cuisine.


also, these beers are fun. especially that organic dunkel (like a crisp, elegant xingu. like if xingu had a smarter, wittier, prettier sister who's visiting from germany and you know you shouldn't be interested but xingu knows you're interested. then xingu and you get into a tiff later on as you're cleaning up after the dinner party and xingu is accusing you of flirting with lammsbrau and you say "xingu, are you crazy? come on, i was being polite. lammsbrau was telling a story; i was listening with interest!" but xingu doesn't believe you. then you happen to  see lammsbrau walk into a bookstore and you race in and pretend to run into lammsbrau accidentally. next thing you know it's raining and you and lammsbrau are frothing. now you've had a taste of lammsbrau and you can't get enough but you don't know what to tell xingu and...
wait a minute... i think i'm just thinking of details from several woody allen movies. you know what? never mind. try the lammsbrau.)


17 May 2013

updated 07june

White
’11 Adelsheim AUXERROIS Newberg, Willamette Valley, OR (13%).…..…………..……...........................................$45
*’12 Grochau Cellars MELON DE BOURGOGNE Willamette Valley, OR(13.5%).…..…...........................................$40
'12 Ravines  RIESLING (dry) Finger Lakes, NY (12.5%alc)………..…….…………………….......................................$36
'09 Trimbach  RIESLING (dry)Alsace, FR (13%alc)…………...….……………………..................................................$36
'11 Müller-Grossman "Steiner Point"  RIESLING (dry) Kremstal, Austria(13%alc)……...…..…….…………..............$40
'12 A-Z  RIESLING (sweet)Newberg, OR (12%alc)…………….…………………….....................................................$36
’11 Abbazia di Novacella “Stiftskellerei Neustift” KERNER Alto-Adige, Italy  (14%alc) ….…..........................……$55
‘11 Jean-Maurice Raffault CHENIN BLANC Chinon, Loire, FR (13%alc) .……..……………...…………….................$40
 ‘11 St Innocent “Vitae Springs Vineyard”  PINOT GRIS Salem, Willamette Valley, OR (12.5%alc).…....................$45
’11 Adelsheim PINOT GRIS Newberg, Willamette Valley, OR (13.2%).…..…………..……...................…(1/2 bottle)$27
‘10 The Eyrie Vineyards PINOT GRIS Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, OR (13.5%alc)…....... ...............................$40
‘11 Eidosela/ALBARIÑO/ Rias Baixas, Spain..…  ….…………….………………………………..……….......................$36
‘11 Valdesil “Montenovo” GODELLO Valdeorras, Spain (13%alc).….……………………………………............…... $ 36
‘11 Pascal Bellier "Cheverny" SAUVIGNON BLANC+chardonnay/ Cheverny,Loire Valley, FR (12.5%alc) ............$40
‘12 Sigalas "Santorini" ASSYRTIKO Santorini, Greece(13.7%alc) .............................................................................$55
‘09 Chehalem "INOX" CHARDONNAY Willamette Valley, OR(13.8%alc) (stainless steel)..........……..…...…..…….$40
‘10 Emile Beranger CHARDONNAY Pouilly-Fuissé, Côte d’Or,Burgundy, FR (13%alc) …………..………...….…….$50
‘10 Maison Louis Latour “En Paradis” CHARDONNAY Pouilly-Vinzelles, Côte d’Or,Burgundy, FR (13%alc) .. .....$45
‘11 Domaine les Grands Crays "Le Clos du Chateau" CHARDONNAY Viré-Clessé, Burgundy, FR(13.5%alc).........$55
’11 St Innocent "Freedom Hill Vineyard"CHARDONNAY Salem, Willamette Valley, OR(13%).…..….......................$50
Red
‘11 Brick House “Select” PINOT NOIR   Willamette Valley, OR (13%alc).............................…………..………..…....$75
‘10 The Eyrie Vineyards PINOT NOIR   Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, OR (13.5%alc) ….......……….................$75
‘10 Joseph Mellot “Le Rabault” PINOT NOIR Sancerre, Loire Valley, FR  (12.5%alc)……..……………….………..$50
‘09 R. Stuart & Co. “Big Fire” PINOT NOIR  Willamette Valley, OR (13.4%alc) …..……….……............................$40
‘10 St Innocent “Momtazi Vineyard” PINOT NOIR  McMinnville,Willamette Valley, OR (13%alc).........(1/2 bottle)$45
‘10 Hirsch Vineyards “San Andreas Fault” PINOT NOIR Sonoma Coast CA (13%alc)………......………(1/2 bottle)$55
‘10 Archery Summit  “Premier Cuvée” PINOT NOIR   Willamette Valley, OR (13.5%alc)…...…....……….........…....$80
 ‘11 Lovingston PINOTAGE Lovingston, Virginia  (13.5%alc)….…………………………..……………………..….…....$45
‘10 Morgan “Cotes du Crow’s” SYRAH, Grenache/ Monterey, CA (13.5%alc)  ………………….……...................…..$40
’09 Domaine des Rozets GRENACHE+syrah+cinsault  Coteaux du Tricastin, Rhone Valley, FR(13.5%)……..…....$36
’06 Dehesa La Granja TEMPRANILLO  Castilla y Leon, Spain (15%)……………….….………...........................…....$55
’11 Poderi Foglia AGLIANICO Roccamonfina, Campania, Italy (13.5%alc)………………….…………………………..$36
’08 Pietra Santa SANGIOVESE Cienega Valley, Central Coast, CA(14.5%)…………..................…….….…………....$45
'06 Novy NEBBIOLO Santa Ynez Valley, CA (14.1%alc)…....................................................................................… $45
'10 Andrew Rich "Coup d'Etat" GRENACHE+mourvèdre+syrah/Columbia Valley, WA(14.1%alc)…..................… $55
'10 Domaine du Grangeon CHATUS Ardeche, Rhone, FR (13.5%alc)…..........................…...................................... $55
'09 Carol Shelton "Monga Zin" ZINFANDEL Cucamonga Valley, South Coast, CA(14.9%alc)…..........................… $50
*‘10 Poggio ai Ginepri CABERNET SAUVIGNON+syrah+merlot/ Bolgheri, Tuscany, IT(13.5%alc)..……......….....$45
’10 Tower 15 "The Swell" CAB SAUV+malbec+merlot+petite verdot/Paso Robles, CA(14.8%).…………..…….......$50
'10 Ridge "Lytton Estate" PETITE SIRAH+syrah+peloursin+zin /Sonoma, CA (14.3%alc)..……….....................…..$60
17 May: not the beer i was looking for...
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but, after trying it, i'm very glad it was mis-delivered to me.
so bright and floral and champagne-crisp!
and, unlike many beer with this level of character, it's only 4.5% alcohol. so...that's a plus.