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Friday, April 11, 2008

More Bring Your Own Wine reviews

RESTAURANT READY WINES: to markup about $15, or for consumers to BYOW!
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
1. La Crema Chardonay 2006 Sonoma (+962886, $29.95 retail, on your wine
card for $45?) well-rounded and balanced, restaurant-ready, needs food,
13.9% ABV.
2. Mer Soleil Chardonnay 2005 Central Coast California (+958875, $40.95
retail, on your wine card for $55?) emphasizes the BF creaminess.
3. Cockfighter’s Ghost Premium Reserve Pinot Noir 2005 Tasmania
(+60947, $29.95, on your wine card for $45?) is in cool climate style,
with dense fruit, vanilla tones, 14% ABV.
4. Sandalford Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 Margaret River (+22293, $24.95
retail, on your wine card for $39?) is a gold medalist, 14.5% ABV, long
Euro length.
5. Chateau Saransot-Dupre 2003 Listrac-Medoc (+65870, $27.95 retail, on
your wine card for $39?) is resto ready at an affordable price.
6. Antonin Rodet Chambolle-Musigny 2002 (+963504, $51.95 retail, on
your wine card for $65?) fruit and balance with food now.
7. Post Scriptum de Chryseia 2005 Douro (+67538, $27.95 retail, on your
wine card for $39?) is very dense and portly, beginning to come around,
needs food.
 

 
RESTAURANT READY WINES: to markup about $15, or for consumers to BYOW!
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
1. Roux Pere & Fils Saint-Aubin La Pucelle 2006 (+69153, $29.95 retail,
on your wine card for $44?) is great for current drinking.
2. Jean-Max Roger Sancerre Cuvee Les Caillottes 2005 (+65573, $23.95
retail, on your wine card for $38?) is a great aperitif, ready to roll.
3. Schild Estate Shiraz 2005 Barossa (+66555, $24.95 retail, on your
wine card for $39?) has a great presentation bottle, on the heavy side,
twist-top, 14.5%ABV.
4. Shingleback Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 McLaren Vale (+662957, $23.95
retail, on your wine card for $38?) is loaded with ready juice,
beginning with 14.5% ABV.
5. Voyager Estate Girt by Sea Cabernet/Merlot 2005 Margaret River
(+59931, $23.95 retail, on your wine card for $38?) is soft and fruity,
affordable, and ready now.
6. Ch√Ęteau Cossieu-Coutelin 2003 St.Estephe (+61697, $32.95 retail, on
your card for $48?) won a gold medal. Definitely needs food, but it is
ready now for the restaurant trade.
7. Quintarelli Primofiore 2004 (+20867, $56.95 retail, on your wine
card for $69?) is a good Veneto blend, with some amarone added for
complexity. Pricey, but useful for a BYOW by a client.
 
 
RESTAURANT READY WINES: to markup about $15, or for consumers to BYOW!
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
1. Ashbrook Chardonnay 2005 Margaret River (+684076, $24.95 retail, on
your wine card for $39?) is a good balanced chardonnay for dinner.
2. Chateau de Beaucastel Coudoulet de Beaucastel Blanc 2006 (+48892,
$32.95 retail, and on your wine card for $46?) is an outstandingly ripe
food wine.
3. 7 Deadly Zins 2005 Lodi Old Vine (+59311, $24.95 retail, on your
wine card for $39?) shows a wine brimming with fruit and elegance, and
age from the oak. Great with anything after the fish course.
4. Chateau Griviere 2000 Medoc (+65632, $25.95 retail, and on your wine
card for $40?) is a steal at the price. Ready now for consumption.
5. Michele Satta Piastraia 2002 Bolgheri (+709980, $39.95 retail, and
on your wine card for $55?) is 13.5% ABV and ready now, a SuperTuscan
blend.
6. Esporao Reserve 2005 Alentejo Portugal (+606590, $25.95 retail, and
on your wine list for $40?) is almost ready to serve, must be tried
with food.
 
 
 
RESTAURANT READY WINES: to markup about $15, or for consumers to BYOW!
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
1. Le Clos Jordanne Village Reserve Chardonnay 2005 (+33936, $25
retail, on your wine card for $40?) is probably the best Ontario
chardonnay available at this price level. Very rich and ready now.
2. Domaine de Chardonnay Chablis Montmains 2006 (+68106, $28.95 retail,
on your wine card for $43?) is a quality Premier Cru at an affordable
price.
3. Duvergey-Taboureau Meursault 2005 (+67124, $39.95 retail, on your
wine card for $50?) can be compared and contrasted with Closure Dan
above.
4. Le Clos Jordanne Village Reserve Pinot Noir 2005 (+33894, $25
retail, and on your wine card for $40?) is about a year away from being
ready, but can be enjoyed now. Mid-weight Burgundian style. Twist top.
5. Meerlust Pinot Noir 2003 Stellenbosch (+663401, $23.95 retail, and
on your wine card for $39?) is rustic in style, and ready now.
 

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