GERALD COOKS AFTER THE CLOS VOUGEOT TASTING
We began with some A.R. Lenoble Champagne and some nibbles. The
non-vintage Brut was really good, the wine having a nice character of apples and
toast. It's quite dry, too, being steely-edged and delicious. I
think most preferred the NV Brut to the 1995 Blanc de Blancs.
I had grilled some Golden Gate Meat Company sausages, which were especially
good. (Golden Gate is located in San Francisco's Ferry Plaza market
Firing up the oven, I then blasted some seafood in parchment paper.
We opened a couple of 2001 Puligny-Montrachet wines.
The seafood included calamari, prawns, petrale sole, sea scallops all in a
saffron-laced mix of onions, roasted red peppers and diced prosciutto.
The Matrot Puligny was good, but over-shadowed by the De Montille Puligny.
Life is tough sometimes.
Marjorie was enjoying this, however, and toasted to good wine and good friends.
When you're pushing 90, you're happy to be out and about.
Marjorie is still young, though!
I had fired up the grill and we had some pork chops seasoned with sage.
I had bought some bottles of Vinicola Real's "200 Monges" wines.
Both the 1995 and 1998 were dynamite. There was an even split as to the
crowd's preference. The wines were fairly full-bodied for Rioja wines and
had nice oak, but plenty of fruit to go with it.
The pork chops were accompanied by my usual roasted potatoes (Marjorie's
favorite) and asparagus with morels.
Henry! & Alexia Moore.
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