Ha, Gigondas for us too tonight...
To start a nice and bracing sauvignon blanc from the Loire: Clos Roche Blanche '10 from Roussel & Barrouillet:
and currently getting a long breather, '08 Domaine Pallieres les Racines:
Some recent pours...
Thierry Puzelat's Le Tel Quel - very vibrant gamay
Bachelet Cote de Nuits-Villages '08 - great as usual
Lane Tanner pinot '06 - pretty nice, but a lot of funk to start with. More old-world than new - no twizzlers
Dagueneau Blanc Fume de Pouilly '08 - I bought a few of these and had to try one, far too young but irresistibly good. Post-Didier but still admirably complex - rich, acidic, etc.
Is this standard practice? I had some DuMol RRV pinot last year and found it a bit hot, it never would have occurred to me that they blended.As the go-to left-coast pinot-guy on this board what do you think of Lane Tanner? I picked up a bottle of her '06 pinot from Julia's vineyard on a whim and don't know what to expect.
As dinner is on the go we popped this open:
2008 Thierry Puzelat. This grape is called "Côt" in the Touraine which is Malbec - tastes nothing like the new world version and much more refined than it appears in Cahors. Reminiscent of a good cru beaujolais.