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Monday, May 16, 2011

April 13/11: Vinexx Portfolio Tasting at Cucci in Oakville

The Time and Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2011  4 PM to 8:30 PM
The Event: Vinexx Portfolio Tasting
The Venue: Cucci, Oakville
The Target Audience: clients and wine media
The Availability/Catalogue: all wines are at the LCBO, with a few on
The Quote/Background: Cedric Ducote from Blasons de Bourgogne was along
to pour to sparkling wines.
The Wines: There were 42 wines; I did not try all of them.
**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Caves Bailly Lapierre Cremant de Bourgogne Brut Reserve, $17.95 ($9.95
-Cline Cellars Syrah Los Carneros 2006, $17.95
-Mas des Bressades Syrah 2008 Cuvee Excellence Costieres de Nimes,
-Bodegas Muga Reserva Rioja 2006, $23.95
-Cline Cellars Zinfandel 2009 California, $13
***1/2 Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Caves Bailly Lapierre Cremant de Bourgogne Paul Delane, $16.95.
-Champagne Moutard-Dilligent Duc de Charlane Brut Champagne, $33.95
-La Chablisienne 2007 Chablis Vieilles Vignes, $24.95
-Mud House Sauvignon Blanc 2010 Marlborough, $15.95
-Cline Cellars Viognier 2009 North Coast Sonoma, $14.95
-St. Lucas Torrontes 2010 Mendoza, $11.95
-Alois Lageder Vogelmaier Moscato Giallo Alto Adige, $26 private order
-Studert Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett, $18.95
-Alois Lageder Pinot Noir Krafuss 2007 Alto Adige, $46 private order
-Alois Lageder Cabernet Riserva 2007 Alto Adige, $27 private order
-Villa Cafaggio Chianti Classico Riserva 2007, $34.95 private order
-Casa Girelli Primitivo Virtuoso 2008 Puglia, $21.95 private order
-E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2007, $16.95
-BR Cohn Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 North Coast Cal, $25 private order
-Cline Cellars Ancient Vines Mourvedre 2009 Central Coast Cal, $18.95
-Roux Pere et Fils Volnay Vieilles Vignes 2009, $29.95
-Graham Beck Cabernet Sauvignon The Game Reserve 2009 South Africa,
*** Three Stars (85 – 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Alois Lageder Pinot Grigio 2009 Alto Adige, $18.95
-Graham Beck Sauvignon Blanc 2009 The Game Reserve South Africa, $14.95
-Dry Creek Vineyards Chenin Blanc 2009 California, $14.95 consignment
-Canyon Oaks Chardonnay 2009 California, $13.95 consignment
-BR Cohn Chardonnay 2009 Sonoma, $28 private order
-Casa Girelli Syrah Virtuoso 2008 Sicily, $21.95 private order
-Alliance Loire Domaine de Matabrune Bourgeuil 2009, $14.95
-Canyon Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 California, $13.95
-Mud House Pinot Noir 2009 Central Otago NZ, $17.95
-Casa de la Ermita Roble Jumilla 2008, $13.95
-Cline Cellars Syrah 2009 Sonoma, $13
-Roux Pere et Fils Cote de Beaune Village 2009, $17.95
-Calera Pinot Noir 2008 Central Coast Cal, $32.95
-Mas des Bressades Cabernet-Syrah 2007 Costieres de Nimes, $18.95
The Food: breads, cheeses, olive oils, sausages, balsamic vinegars,
dried fruit, pizzas, platters of food passed around.
The Downside: it was in Oakville, quite a distance for me without a
The Upside: I did not walk – I got a ride from Rolf Lutz going to
Cucci, and a lift to the subway from Melanie, a sales rep. Thanks!!
The Contact Person:
The Marketing Effectiveness of this Event (numerical grade): 88.

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