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WTN: Thoughts from a BYO Business Dinner

Postby David M. Bueker » Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:25 pm

Had a business dinner that I engineered to a local BYO to do some inventory reduction combined with team building.

2010 Lapierre Morgon
I have a separate note about this alreadt on the forum, but it was just so fresh and bright that it's worth mentioning again. Drink now if you are not averse to wines that will make you smile!

2008 A. J. Adam Hofberg Riesling Kabinett
My last bottle of this had been rather reductive and sullen. This was fresh, citrus fruity and had a lovely balance to its sweetness and acidity that resulted in a dry and mouthwatering finish. Still very young.

2011 Cowan Cellars Mourvedre Rose
Sadly corked.

2012 Arnot-Roberts Touriga Nacional Rose Luchsinger Vineyard
Springtime in a bottle. Strawberry fruit and fresh herbs. Crisp and light, yet with mouthfilling flavors. Just delicious. Next year I am not sharing my case!

2009 Wind Gap Wines Chardonnay James Berry
Crisp (though not as crisp as the Arnot-Roberts) and just veering into the citrus/tropical realm. Medium bodied and very easy to drink.

2008 St. Innocent Pinot Noir Temperance Hill
Fresh red fruits and better balance to my palate than other recent vintages of this wine. Didin't have much of this, but it was a hit with my co-workers.

2010 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph
Amazing wine. Meat, pepper, flowers, red fruit, black fruit and a lovely mineral underpinning. Just a wow wine.
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Re: WTN: Thoughts from a BYO Business Dinner

Postby Dale Williams » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:27 pm

Nice notes, lucky team members
I just had the Arnot-Roberts, fun juice!
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Re: WTN: Thoughts from a BYO Business Dinner

Postby Diane (Long Island) » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:36 pm

David, you are correct that the 2010 Gonon is an amazing wine. But if you had the array of Gonon that we had last night, the '10 would have gotten lost among the glorious 2007 basic St. Joseph and VV, as well as the stunning 1990. I contributed the 2010, which means my cellar now contains a measly 1 bottle.
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Re: WTN: Thoughts from a BYO Business Dinner

Postby David M. Bueker » Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:47 pm

I opened the 2010 Gonon because of the Gonon dinner. I can at least look forward to my few bottles of the VV.
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Re: WTN: Thoughts from a BYO Business Dinner

Postby Jenise » Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:45 am

A local friend just discovered Gonon and has, best I understand it, now taken every available bottle on the left coast into captivity. I may never get to taste this wine.
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Re: WTN: Thoughts from a BYO Business Dinner

Postby Diane (Long Island) » Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:49 am

Jenise wrote:A local friend just discovered Gonon and has, best I understand it, now taken every available bottle on the left coast into captivity. I may never get to taste this wine.


If your friend has the wine, then there should be a very good opportunity for you to try some.
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Re: WTN: Thoughts from a BYO Business Dinner

Postby Jenise » Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:15 pm

Diane (Long Island) wrote:
Jenise wrote:A local friend just discovered Gonon and has, best I understand it, now taken every available bottle on the left coast into captivity. I may never get to taste this wine.


If your friend has the wine, then there should be a very good opportunity for you to try some.


Believe me, I won't let up until he does. :wink:
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