Tuesday, September 29, 2009
9/5/09-Tim and Jane Curtis hosted their 4th annual “Burgers and Bordeaux” party. 20 participants enjoyed numerous Bordeaux wines, mostly of the 2005 vintage. The overall quality was outstanding, with no wines rated as “just O.K.”. The group also enjoyed a magnum of 2005 Pavie rated at 100 points by the Wine Spectator and 98+ by Robert Parker.
9/23/09-Keith and Helen Faust hosted the first Wednesday night Boat Owners meeting and the group enjoyed a 2005 Altus Cabernet. Although the Altus has yet to be reviewed by any of the major publications, check out what Mark Herold pulled off in the 2005 vintage with some of his other projects: Merus WA96+ , Kamen WA95, Hestan WA94, and Kobalt WA94! A classic California red comprised of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 3% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot, this lush, full-bodied wine attains similar levels of perfection as its stable mates.
7/4/09-Carl and Kathy Hennige hosted the 5th annual 4th of July party at their summer cabin in South Lake Tahoe. Approximately 20 participants enjoyed numerous outstanding wines, including a 4 bottle vertical of Dunn cabernet (83 and 84 Napa, 79 and 84 Howell Mountain) a 5 bottle vertical of Ch. St. Jean Cinq Cepages cabernets provided by the Faust’s, a 7 bottle vertical of BV George Latour cabernets provided by the Danby’s who also brought a 9 liter Salmanazar 1986 Sterling Reserve cabernet (twelve times the volume of a standard bottle). As always Magic Ken Marich, with assistance from Barbara, provided an entertaining magic show. The group also spent a day on the lake in two pontoon boats. The party began with early arrival participants enjoying a 2002 Harlan Estate cabernet with an Italian dinner. The wine was everything Robert Parker had to say (100 Points, “this wine is at once rich and full bodied yet exquisitely elegant”.