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WTN: Currant Event and a Rosé Burg

Postby Bill Buitenhuys » Mon May 29, 2006 9:19 pm

2001 Merryvale Starmont Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa, CA.
$22 I’m really starting to dislike strong red currant aromas and this wine has it at overpowering levels. The taste has some Cali earth mixed with lots of dark fruit, the finish has fine tannins and chocolately tones, but I can’t get past the currants.

2003 Domaine Digioia-Royer Bourgogne Rosé (Chambolle-Musigny)
$16 Joyously bright ruby red color that yells Spring. While the aroma is fairly subdued, the taste more than compensates with tart cherry and minerals. Lots of good acidity, soft but noticeable tannins and a crisp clean finish. A bit pricey for rosé but it’s a nice drink.
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Re: WTN: Currant Event and a Rosé Burg

Postby Jenise » Tue May 30, 2006 4:52 pm

Red currant flavors in a Napa Cab? Lebanon yes, California no. What will they think of next?
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Re: WTN: Currant Event and a Rosé Burg

Postby Bill Buitenhuys » Wed May 31, 2006 10:01 am

What will they think of next?

Hopefully the red currant thang won't be a growing trend.
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Re: WTN: Currant Event and a Rosé Burg

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Wed May 31, 2006 6:00 pm

Hi Bill. I just got back this afternoon. Have 4 bottles left from my 2 cases I took whilst birding!!!!!! 309 emails here, talk later.
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Re: WTN: Currant Event and a Rosé Burg

Postby Bill Buitenhuys » Wed May 31, 2006 10:42 pm

Glad to see you back, Bob!
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Re: WTN: Currant Event and a Rosé Burg

Postby Bob Ross » Wed May 31, 2006 11:58 pm

Welcome back, Bob. Hope you had fun! Regards, Bob
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Re: WTN: Currant Event and a Rosé Burg

Postby JC (NC) » Thu Jun 01, 2006 1:15 pm

Would be interested in trying the Digioia-Royer rose'. I'm really sold on their 2002 Chambolle-Musignys.
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Re: WTN: Currant Event and a Rosé Burg

Postby Bill Buitenhuys » Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:25 pm

Would be interested in trying the Digioia-Royer rose'. I'm really sold on their 2002 Chambolle-Musignys.

I have to make it over to the local shop that carries the D-R burgs, JC. I'm interested in trying those now too!

And I had complained about the cost of the D-G rose' until I saw the latest Kermit Lynch catalog and the Domaine Gros 'Nore'f rose' is now up to $23! (Only a couple dollars less than Tempier). :shock:
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