Tuesday, June 25, 2013
6/6/13- The brown bag wine sampled at the Thursday wine tasting at the Folsom Lakeforest wine store was an elegant German Riesling from the famous Doctor vineyard. The Bernkasteler Doctor is only 8.1 acres in size but its place in the wine world is legendarily grand. In the 13th century, the Archbishop of Trier was in this area of the Mosel Valley when he became deathly ill. After countless cures didn’t work, he was poured Riesling from a humble flask from this vineyard and was cured. From then on, it became known as “The Doctor”. Today, it is the most expensive agricultural land in all of Germany.
5/30/13-The brown bag wine sampled at the Thursday wine tasting at the Folsom Lakeforest wine store was a youthful cabernet bottled by Caymus for the Mansion Cellars, a wine store of years past in Davis, Ca. This was the wine store where Marcus Graziano of Capital Cellars learned his trade.
5/27/13-Tim and Jane Curtis provided a delicious dinner of smoked brisket that went well with the incredible 1982 Lynch Bages. Robert Parkers review in 2009: “One of the most drinkable, complex, and tasty 1982s of the northern Medoc, this wine is beginning to reach its plateau of full maturity. Still a dense ruby/purple color with some lightening at the edge, it offers up classic aromas of cedar wood, fruitcake, tobacco leaf, and creme de cassis. This full-bodied, opulent, fleshy, sexy Pauillac can be drunk now with great pleasure and complexity, or cellared for another 10-15 years.”
5/23/13-The brown bag wine sampled at the Thursday wine tasting at the Folsom Lakeforest wine store was an amazing older Lynch Bages Bordeaux wine. The wine showed little browning and was guessed to be a much younger wine. This was truly an enjoyable, elegant wine. The wine had little sediment consistent with Robert Parkers comments: “Made in a period when Lynch-Bages was flirting with a lighter, more precocious, supple style, this wine is attractive, but atypical for what fans of Lynch-Bages expect.”