Monday, March 2, 2009

Wine Dinner at Duck House

Once a month, I get together with this super-fun group of wine lovers for dinner. We met at Duck House this time and had the wonderful duck and other Chinese dishes with so many great wines. There was no theme for the wines this evening. There were 14 of us, but we opened more than 20 bottles! Here is the list of some of the wines we had.

2006 Yves Boyer-Martenot, Meursault "Les Tillets" Cuvee unique

2005 Domaine Colin-Deleger, Chassagne-Montrachet, 1er Cru "En Remilly"

2005 Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard, Chassagne-Montrachet, 1er Cru "Clos des Murees" (Monopole)

2003 E. Guigal, Hermitage (blanc)

2004 Chateau d'Yquem, "Y"
1972 Chappellet, Chenin Blanc (Napa)

2007 Gerard Raphet, Gevrey-Chambertin, "Labaux St-Jacques"

2003 Alain Burguet, Gevrey-Chambertin, "Mes Favorites"

1995 Alain Michelot, Nuits-Saint-Georges, "Les Vaucrains" 1er Cru

1996 Domaine Armand Rousseau, Gevrey-Chambertin, 1er Cru "Clos St-Jacques"

2003 Hospices de Beaune, Corton Grand Cru, "Cuvee Docteur Peste" (by Louis Jadot)

1999 Harlan Estate, The Maiden (Napa)

2001 Vincent Arroyo, Cabernet Sauvignon, "Winemaker's Reserve" (Napa)

2005 TOR, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cimarossa Vineyard, Napa Valley

2006 J. Rochioli, Little Hill, Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley)

2006 Red Car, The Fight Round 4 (100% Syrah)

1993 Penfolds, Grange Shiraz

1983 Long Vineyards, Johannisberg Riesling, Botorytis (Napa Valley)

1997 Domaine Zind Humbrecht, Alsace Pinot Gris, "Clos Windsbuhl"

2001 Clos Haut-Peyraguey, Sauternes 1er Cru Classe

1990 Chateau Rieussec, Sauternes 1er Grand Cru Classe

The list was a good mixture of French and California wines (except for Grange). Surprisingly, there was no Italian tonight.