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What wines for Easter dinner?

Postby James Roscoe » Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:27 am

For those of you celebrating the holiday, which wines will grace your table? We are going decidedly Italian with a Ripasso Valpolicella from Secco-Bertani, Il Donato from Puglia and a Sinskey PN There may be a few others as well.I see a Marcien 2006 from Napa lying around the condo. We will see what lasts until tomorrow!
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Re: What wines for Easter dinner?

Postby Howie Hart » Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:41 am

Country ham here, so probably Gamay and Riesling.
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Re: What wines for Easter dinner?

Postby Carl Eppig » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:53 pm

We are having ham, pureed winter squash, and potato salad. We are drinking Fox Run Estate Pinot Noir with it.
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Re: What wines for Easter dinner?

Postby Ryan M » Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:11 pm

I'm with my in-laws, who don't drink much, but I've brought a nice Spanish Garnacha rose.
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Re: What wines for Easter dinner?

Postby JC (NC) » Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:47 pm

Ham and scalloped potatoes here and maybe green beans as I didn't pick up any asparagus. I decided I will open a 2006 Williams Selyem Weir Vineyard Pinot Noir. Weir Vineyard is in the Yorkville Highlands AVA in southern Mendocino County, CA situated between Alexander Valley in Sonoma County and Anderson Valley in Mendocino County.
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Re: What wines for Easter dinner?

Postby David Lole » Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:02 pm

Opened so far ....

Tyrrell's 2002 Vat 47 Chardonnay can be quite a beast (and also annoyingly variable with cork and oxidation problems) and although I have not tried one for some time now, I wasn't expecting a whole lot. Upon opening, the colour was a gloriously bright yellow with virtually no evidence of any significant age. The nose delivered a bevy of fresh complex scents of butter, yellow peach, honeydew melon, grilled nuts, fresh cream with a substantial but not overpowering delicious oak backing. Likewise, the palate delicious and loaded with bucketloads of crunchy green fruit, grapefruit, a distinct vein of minerality, plenty of lively acidity and subtle oak. Possessing excellent poise and fine balance, finishing with very good length and some attractive astringency, this excellent white is worthy of something approaching 90 points.

Chapel Hill's 1990 Reserve Shiraz is a bit of a legend with me. I bought quite a lot of this and cellared and drunk over a case until circa 2005. This bottle was acquired recently on the secondary market and again, not many expectations accompanied its procural. In top condition, harbouring a delightful medium ruby core, stunning aromatics of sweet plums, blackberry and licorice with leather and earth in the background. The palate's fully resolved with sweet mature fruit aka the nose, of medium weight with subtle integrated oak, melted tannins and a long soft finish. At the end of its drinking window most probably but a wonderful experience all the same. 91 points.
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Re: What wines for Easter dinner?

Postby James Roscoe » Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:38 pm

Happy Easter DLo! I hope the Easter 'Roo was good to you!
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Re: What wines for Easter dinner?

Postby Jay Labrador » Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:58 am

For Easter Day lunch, appropriately, Ostertag Gewurztraminer Vignoble d'E 2009. And a Schloss Schönborn Rüdesheimer Berg Schloßberg Riesling Auslese 2005 with the cheese.
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Re: What wines for Easter dinner?

Postby Rahsaan » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:20 am

Jay Labrador wrote:For Easter Day lunch, appropriately, Ostertag...


Yes, what a funny coincidence. I guess the name comes from the German, but is there no other meaning/derivation that would be a more common basis for a name.
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Re: What wines for Easter dinner?

Postby David Lole » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:32 am

James Roscoe wrote:Happy Easter DLo! I hope the Easter 'Roo was good to you!


Thanks and the same back to you, old son.
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Re: What wines for Easter dinner?

Postby Jay Labrador » Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:25 pm

Rahsaan wrote:
Jay Labrador wrote:For Easter Day lunch, appropriately, Ostertag...


Yes, what a funny coincidence. I guess the name comes from the German, but is there no other meaning/derivation that would be a more common basis for a name.


Hi Rahsaan,

This may be of interest regarding the name Ostertag. http://www.ostertag-verband.de/english/n-bedeutung.htm

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Re: What wines for Easter dinner?

Postby Jon Peterson » Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:43 pm

An off-dry Vouvray and a Tempranillo will be on the table at my sister-in-laws home for the ham she's preparing.
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Re: What wines for Easter dinner?

Postby Rahsaan » Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:34 pm

Jay Labrador wrote:
Rahsaan wrote:
Jay Labrador wrote:For Easter Day lunch, appropriately, Ostertag...


Yes, what a funny coincidence. I guess the name comes from the German, but is there no other meaning/derivation that would be a more common basis for a name.


Hi Rahsaan,

This may be of interest regarding the name Ostertag. http://www.ostertag-verband.de/english/n-bedeutung.htm

Jay


Yes, interesting. Thanks.
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Re: What wines for Easter dinner?

Postby Redwinger » Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:04 pm

1996er Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese
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Re: What wines for Easter dinner?

Postby Matthew Latuchie » Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:34 pm

I opened a 2009 Foillard Fleurie.
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Re: What wines for Easter dinner?

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:40 pm

No big dinner here after last nights Nature Club banquet at U of A Faculty club..remember to talk to them about improving their wine selection (surprised Blue Nun not on the list). :lol:

Do have an `05 Esporao Reserva standing up though.
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Re: What wines for Easter dinner?

Postby Sam Platt » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:04 am

Redwinger wrote:1996er Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese

How is that drinking, Bill? I have the 2001 model that I have been thinking about opening.
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Re: What wines for Easter dinner?

Postby Redwinger » Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:02 pm

Sam Platt wrote:
Redwinger wrote:1996er Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese

How is that drinking, Bill? I have the 2001 model that I have been thinking about opening.

Sam-
NJ said it was doing very nicely. Reflective of the uber acidic vintage, but plenty of stone fruit to balance. I can report that the aromas were enticing. It did not appear the leak had much adverse impact.
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