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Tasting  Notes

2001 Contents Page
Older notes linked at end of page

 

Wines added in the most recent  updates are color coded!

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Nov/Dec., 2001 Tasting Notes (click for detailed notes)
yellball.gif 0.1 KAlsace
(except dessert/sparkling)
1999 Gewurztraminer “Heimbourg” (Zind-Humbrecht); 1994 Pinot Gris “Rangen Clos St. Urbain” (Zind-Humbrecht);
1994 Riesling “Hengst” (Josmeyer); 1998 Gewurztraminer "Vendange Tardive Rangen Clos St. Urbain" (Zind-Humbrecht)

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KBordeaux (except dessert/sparkling)
1998 L'Arrosée;
1995 1ère Cotes de Bordeaux “Cuvee Clovis” (Roquebert); 1990 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste; 1990 Chateau Lynch Bages; 1989 Chateau Haut-Marbuzet; 1975 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou; 1981 Chateau Margaux1988 Chateau Cos d’Estournel; 1998 Chateau Soutard; 2000 Chateau Talbot; 1998 Chateau Rol-Valentin; 2000 Chateau Sainte-Colombe Cotes de Castillon; 1990 Chateau Léoville Las Cases; 1982 Chateau Figeac; 1989 Chateau La Conseillante; 1994 Chateau Latour; 1975 Chateau Lynch Bages; 1990 Chateau Léoville Las Cases; 1982 Chateau Figeac; 1989 Chateau La Conseillante; 1994 Chateau Latour; 1975 Chateau Lynch Bages; 1962 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion; 1985 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion1995 Chateau Angelus; 1989 Chateau Angelus; 1982 Chateau Canon

 

 

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1999 Echezeaux (V. Girardin); 1999 Bonnes Mares (Domaine Bart); 1999 Santenay “En Bievant” (Domaine Bart)
; 1999 Gevrey-Chambertin (Groffier);
1990 Gevrey-Chambertin “Lavaux St. Jacques” (R. Leclerc); 1995 Savigny-le-Beaune “Les Marconnets” (Simon Bize); 1985 Griottes-Chambertin (Ponsot)


yellball.gif 0.1 KBurgundy (white) (except dessert/sparkling)
1992 Batard-Montrachet (Domaine Leflaive); 1992 Corton-Charlemagne (L. Latour); 1992 Puligny-Montracher "Les Combettes" (E. Sauzet)


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Mondavi Reserve vertical: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998 Cabernet Reserve (Mondavi); 1997 Cabernet "Oakville" (Mondavi); 1997 Cabernet "Stag's Leap" (Mondavi);
1997 Cabernet “Barelli” (Gallo); 1998 Pinot Noir “Grand Detour” (Landmark); 1998 Merlot (Berthound); 1997 Cabernet “Eisele Vineyard” (Araujo); 1999 Merlot (Madrigal);1999 Zinfandel (Madrigal); 2000 Merican (Chaddsford); 

1994 horizontal: 1994 Etude (Soter); 1994 Monte Bello (Ridge); 1994 Dominus; 1994 Insignia (Phelps); 1994 "Special Selection" (Caymus); 1994 Cabernet Reserve (Beringer); 1994 Cabernet "Hillside Select" (Shafer); 1994 Cabernet Reserve (Groth);  

1986 Opus One; 1998 Cabernet (Jones Family); 1986 Cabernet Reserve (Simi); 1996 Cabernet “Kenefick Ranch” (Behrens & Hitchcock); 1996 Pinot Noir "Goldridge Vineyard" (Dehlinger); 1991 Dalla Valle (Maya); 1992 Cabernet Reserve (Beringer); 1997 Zinfandel "Hayne Vineyard" (Turley); 1996 Pinot Noir (Navarro); 1996 "Firebreak" (Shafer); 1997 Gewurztraminer Vendange Tardive (Navarro)


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1990 Guiraud; 1988 Lafaurie Peyraguey; 1999 Riesling Beerenauslese “Kreuznacher Krotenpfuhl” (Paul Anheuser); 1987 Late Harvest Semillon (Penfold’s); 1991 Champagne “Coeur du Cuvée” (Vilmart); NV “Cuvée Rosé” (Vilmart); 1985 Champagne “Sir Winston Churchill” (Pol Roger); 1985 Champagne “Signature” (Jacquesson); NV Champagne “Deux Mille Fleurs du Millenaire” (Epris); 1999 Condrieu “Essence d’Automne” (Cuilleron)

1998 Vidal Icewine  (Inniskillin); 1973 “Durkheimer Michelsburg” Rulander Beerenauslese (Karl Schaefer); 1983 “Bernkastler Badstube” Riesling Beerenauslese (Deinhard); 1985 “Feilbingerter Konigsgarten” Scheurebe Beerenauslese (Lotzbeyer);  1992 “Durkheimer Nonnengarten” Rieslaner Beerenauslese (Darting);  1989 “Weinheimer Mandelberg”  Riesling Eiswein (Gysler); 1990 “Weisenheimer Hahnen” Huxelrebe Trockenbeerenauslese (Neckeraurer); 1992 Quintessence de la Combe (Domaine de la Combe Blanche); 1989 Riesling Auslese "Brauneberger Juffer" (M.K. Richter); 1983 Chateau d'Yquem; 1997 Maury (Mas Amiel)


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(except dessert/sparkling)

1989 Riesling Spatlese “Bruderberg” (Maximim Grunhaus); 1999 Riesling Auslese “Kanzemer Altenberg” (Von Othengraven); 1990 Riesling Auslese “Schwarzhofberger” (R. von Kesselstatt); 1990 Riesling Auslese “Wehlener Sonnenuhr” AP 2 582 038 14 91 Fuder 4 (Ehlen); 1995 Riesling Auslese “Zeltinger Himmelreich” (F.W. Gymnasium); 1976 “Rauenthaler Baiken” Riesling Auslese  (Staatsdomaine); 1983 “Wehlener Sonnenuhr” Riesling Auslese (Dr. F. Weins-Prum-Erben); 1989 “Niederhauser Felsen-Steyer” Riesling Auslese (Paul Anheuser); 1990 “Forster Kirchenstuck” Riesling Auslese (Eugen Muller); 1992 “Westhofener Morstein” Riesling Auslese (Gunter Wittmann); 1999 “Wurzburger Stein” Riesling Auslese (Juliusspital); 1999 Riesling Auslese “Koberner Weisenberg” (Von Schleinitz); 1990 Riesling Auslese ** “Wehlener Sonnenuhr” (Kerpen); 1990 Riesling Spatlese “Kaseler Nies’chen” (Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt); 1990 Riesling Kabinett "Piesporter Goldtropfchen" (Reichsgraff von Kesselstatt); 1983 Riesling Spatlese "Berkasteler Badstube" (F.W. Gymnasium)

 

 

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1998 Belcore (I Guisti & Zanza); 1997 Valpolicella Ripassa (Zenato)


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1996 Bourgeuil (Domaine des Ouches)

 

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1989 Mas de Daumas Gassac (rouge); 1999 Chateauneuf du Pape (Domaine de la Solitude); 1995 Corbières Reserve (Mansenoble); 1998 Cotes du Luberon (Domaine du Fontenille); 1991 Cote Rotie “La Mordorée (Chapoutier)

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KSpain (except dessert/sparkling)
2000 Garnacha Tres Pico (Borsao)

 

 

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Sept./Oct., 2001 Tasting Notes (click for detailed notes)
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(except dessert/sparkling)
2000 Muscat (Domaine Weinbach); 1999 Riesling (H. Erhart)

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1998 Cabernet (Greenock Creek); 1998 Cabernet Reserve (Noon); 1998 Shiraz Reserve (Noon); 1999 Shiraz Reserve (Noon); 1996 Shiraz "Seven Acres" (Greenock Creek); 1997 Shiraz "Seven Acres" (Greenock Creek); 1998 Shiraz "Seven Acres" (Greenock Creek); 1997 Old Vines Shiraz "Elmor's Ebeneezer" (Roehr); 1998 Grenache-Shiraz-Mourvedre "Ironstone Pressings" (d'Arenberg); 1988 Cabernet Bin 707 (Penfold's); 1998 Shiraz (Oddfellows)


yellball.gif 0.1 KBordeaux (except dessert/sparkling)
1967 Chateau Mouton Rothschild; 1969 Chateau Latour; 1964 Chateau Pichon Lalande; 1997 La Chapelle de la Mission Haut Brion

 


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1996 Bourgogne Rouge (Leroy); 1999 Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru "Jeunes Vignes Clos des Forets St. Georges" (Domaine de l'Arlot);
1999 Clos de Vougeot (Domaine Lamarche); 1999 Charmes-Chambertin (Gallois); 1999 Volnay "Santenots" (N. Potel)



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1995 Chablis 1er Cru Mont-de-Milieu (Domaine Pinson)

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KCalifornia/USA (red) (except dessert/sparkling)
1997 Dionysus (Horton); 1996 Cabernet (Snowden); 1995 Insignia (Joseph Phelps);  1991 Insignia (Joseph Phelps); 1991 Cabernet Private Reserve (Beringer); 1987 Cabernet Reserve (Sterling); 1987 Cabernet (Saddleback);1978 Cabernet Reserve (E.&J. Gallo);
1999 Petite Sirah (Behrens & Hitchcock)
; 1994 Cabernet (Arns); 1993 Old Telegram (Bonny Doon);  1975 Cabernet (Beaulieu); 1990 Pinot Noir “RD” (Kalin); 1997 Cabernet "Harmonie" (Blackjack Ranch); 1997 Cabernet (Paoletti); 1996 Against the Wall Syrah (Sine Qua Non); 1998 Zinfandel "Louisa & Guiseppe" (Martinelli); 1996 Zinfandel "Aida" (Turley); 1997 Cabernet "Harvest Moon Vineyard" (River Run); 1999 Belles Soeurs Pinot Noir "Yamhill County" (Beaux Freres); 1999 Pinot Noir "Mt Jefferson" (Cristom); 1999 Pinot Noir "Shea Vineyard" (Shea); 1999 Pinot Noir "Les Dijonnais" (Brick House)


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1996 Rieslaner Beerenauslese "Ungsteiner Bettelhaus" (Kurt Darting); 1986 Champagne Brut Rosé (Dom Ruinart); 1983 Port (Taylor Fladgate);
1989 Riesling Beerenauslese “Forster Marieugarten” (F. Kimich); 1984 Chateau d’Yquem; 1988 Late Harvest White Zinfandel (Santino); 1982 Quinta da Cotto Colheita (Champalimaud)



yellball.gif 0.1 KGermany (except dessert/sparkling)
1990 Riesling Auslese "Bernkasteler Badstube" (Kerpen); 1996 Riesling Spatlese "Durkheimer Michelsberg" (Kurt Darting);
1991 Riesling QbA “Oberhauser Brucke” (Donnhoff); 1982 Siegerrebe Auslese “Dorsheimer Trollberg” (Dr. J. Hofer Schlossmuhle)



yellball.gif 0.1 KItaly (except dessert/sparkling)
1995 Brunello di Montalcino "Vigna di Pianrosso" (Ciacci Piccolomini); 1995 Il Carbonaione (Podere Poggio Scaletta); 1989 Barolo (L. Einaudi); 1997 Barolo "Carobric" (P. Scavino);1990 Brunello di Montalcino "Campogiovanni" (San Felice); 1998 "Pin" (La Spinetta); 1997 Ornellaia (L. Antinori); 2000 Moscato d'Asti "Vignailoi di S. Stefano" (Ceretto); 1993 Salice Salentino “Donna Lisa Riserva” (Leone de Castris);
1999 Sorriso Vino da Tavola (Scavino); 1997 Corale (Paolo Scavino); 1998 Saffredi (Fattoria Le Pupille)


yellball.gif 0.1 KLoire (except dessert/sparkling)
1970 Vouvray Moelleux (Domaine Le Peu de la Moriette—Pichot); 1999 Bourgeuil (Domaine Les Pins)


yellball.gif 0.1 KRhone/South/Southwest France (except dessert/sparkling)
1999 Grenache Vin de Pays des Pyrenees Orientales (The Fifteen); 1993 Bandol “Cuvee Fontanieu” (Bastide Blanche); 1989 Chateauneuf du Pape “Selection Reflets” (Chante Perdrix); 1998 Rasteau Cotes du Rhone (Domaine Court de Mautens—Bressy); 1998 Pecharmant (Chateau La Renaudie); 1999 Pecharmant (Chateau La Renaudie); 1998 Pecharmant (Clos Montlabanie); 1998 Bergerac (Chateau de Panisseau); 1999 Bergerac (Chateau des Eyssards); 1999 Bergerac (Julien de Savignac); 1998 Lussac St. Emilion (Chateau La Claymont); 1999 Cahors (Chateau du Cedre); 1996 Pecharmant (Domaine de Bertranoux); 1988 Chateauneuf du Pape (Beaucastel); 1995 Chateauneuf-du-Pape "Cuvée Prestige Tête de Cru"  (Cabrières); 1994 Chateauneuf-du-Pape (Vieux Télègraphe); 1995 Chateauneuf-du-Pape (Vieux Télègraphe); 1998 Chateauneuf-du-Pape (Vieux Télègraphe)


yellball.gif 0.1 KSpain (except dessert/sparkling)
1996 Priorat “Gran Clos de F.M. Fuentes” (Fuentes)

 

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July / August, 2001 Tasting Notes (click for detailed notes)
yellball.gif 0.1 KAlsace (except dessert/sparkling)
1996 Gewurztraminer "Herrenweg" (Schleret);
1998 Gewurztraminer "Herrenweg de Turckheim" (Zind-Humbrecht); 1997 Gewurztraminer "Cuvée Laurence Clos des Capucins" (Weinbach); 1999 Gewurztraminer "Steingrubler" (Albert Mann); 1999 Gewurztraminer (M. Deiss); 1983 Gewurztraminer "Les Archenets Reserve" (Josmeyer); 1989 Gewurztraminer "Herrenweg Cuvée Speciale (Charles Schleret); 1995 Gewurztraminer "Goldert Clos St Imer La Chapelle" (Ernest Burn); 1999 Gewurztraminer "Furstentum" (Albert Mann); 1991 Gewurztraminer "Clos Windsbuhl" (Zind Humbrecht); 1999 Gewurztraminer "Goldert" (Zind Humbrecht); 1999 Gewurztraminer "Heimbourg" (Zind Humbrecht); 1983 Gewurztraminer Vendange Tardive (Dopf et Irion); 1998 Gewurztraminer "Zinnkoepflé" VT (F. Haag); 1994 Gewurztraminer "Clos Windsbuhl" (Zind Humbrecht); 1994 Gewurztraminer "Hengst" Vendange Tardive (Zind Humbrecht); 1990 Gewurztraminer "Hengst" Vendange Tardive (Zind Humbrecht)


yellball.gif 0.1 KAustralia (except dessert/sparkling)
1997 Grenache "Cornerstone" (Greenock Creek); 1995 Grenache Old Vines "Blewitt" (Clarendon); 1998 Cabernet (Greenock Creek); 1997 Shiraz "Limestone Coast" (Ralph Fowler)

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KBordeaux (except dessert/sparkling)
1990 Chateau Pichon-Lalande; 1988 Chateau Calon-Segur; 1982 Cheval Blanc; 1996 Reserve de la Comtesse (Chateau Pichon Lalande)

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KBurgundy (red)(except dessert/sparkling)
1990 Vosne-Romanée “Les Chaumes” (Daniel Rion); 1981 Beaune-Perrières (Leroy); 1990 Chassagne-Montrachet “Clos de la Boudriotte” (Ramonet)
;
1966 Volnay (Liger-Belair); 1990 Clos St. Denis (G. Lignier); 1994 Volnay 1er Cru (Coche-Dury)


yellball.gif 0.1 KBurgundy (white) (except dessert/sparkling)

1992 Meursault-Perrières (Domaine Michelot)

yellball.gif 0.1 KCalifornia/USA (red) (except dessert/sparkling)
1997 Syrah (Joseph Phelps); 1999 Syrah "Durell" (Edmunds St. John); 1987 Syrah Reserve (R.H. Phillips); 1989 "Alliance" (R.H. Phillips); 1985 Insignia (Phelps); 1996 Zinfandel “Dickerson” (Ravenswood); 1994 Cabernet "Herb Lamb" (Colgin); 1996 Cabernet "Hillside Select" (Shafer); 1995 Cabernet "Eisele" (Araujo); 1993 Merlot (Matanzas Creek); 1997 Zinfandel "Black Sears" (Turley)1997 Charbono "Tofanelli" (Turley); 1998 Zinfandel "Moore Earthquake" (Turley); 1997 Zinfandel "Hayne" (Turley); 1995 Petite Sirah (Navarro); 1991 Geyserville (Ridge); 1997 Pinot Noir "Beaux Freres Vineyard" (Beaux Freres); 1997 Pinot Noir "Camp Meeting Ridge" (Kistler); 


yellball.gif 0.1 KCalifornia/USA (white) (except dessert/sparkling)
1997 Chardonnay "McCrea" (Kistler); 1999 Gewurztraminer Reserve (MacGregor)


yellball.gif 0.1 KDessert/Sparkling 
1992 Tokaji 6 puts (Disnoko); 1999 Riesling Eiswein "Durkheimer Hochbenn" (Fitz-Ritter); 1999 Rieslaner Beerenauslese (Fitz-Ritter); 1999 Riesling "Indian Summer" (Cave Springs); 1990 Late Harvest White Riesling (Handley); NV "Forte" (Pilliterri); 1998 Chenin Blanc demi-sec (Chapellet); 1994 Riesling Eiswein "Durkheimer Hochmess"(Vier Jahreszeiten); NV Brut Rosé (Pommery); 1994 Monbazillac "Gradière" (Chateau Tirecul); 1992 Gewurztraminer Trockenbeerenauslese "Durkheimer Feurberg" (Vier Jarheszeiten); 1997 Gewurztraminer Late Harvest (Ravenswood); 1983 Gewurztraminer Selection des Grains Nobles (Lorentz); 1991 Gewurztraminer Late Harvest (Navarro)


yellball.gif 0.1 KGermany (except dessert/sparkling)
1998 Riesling Auslese "Munsterer Pittersberg" (Kruger Rumpf); 1989 Riesling Auslese "Schlossbockelheimer Felsenberg" (Crusius); 1983 Riesling Auslese "Wehlener Sonnenuhr" (Weins-Prum); 1999 Riesling Spatlese "Urziger Wurzgarten" (JJ Christoffel); 1989 Scheurebe Auslese "Durkheimer Fronhof" (Darting); 2000 Riesling Spatlese "Durkheimer Abtsfronhof" Halbtrocken (Fitz-Ritter); 1998 Riesling Spatlese "Ungsteiner Herrenberg" (Fitz-Ritter); 2000 Gewurztraminer Spatlese "Durkheimer Abtsfronhof (Fitz-Ritter); 1989 Gewurztraminer Spatlese "Durkheimer Abtsfronhof (Fitz-Ritter); 1998 Riesling Spatlese "Kiedricker Sandgrub" (Baron zu Knyphausen); 1997 Dornfelder Spatlese Trocken "Barrique"(Fitz-Ritter); 1999 Muskateller Spatlese "Durkheimer Steinberg" (Kurt Darting); 1997 Riesling Kabinett "Herrenberg" (Maximim Grunhaus); 1983 Gewurztraminer Auslese halbtrocken "Erbacher Siegelsberg" (Schloss Reinhartshausen); 1988 Gewurztraminer Kallstadter-Steinacker Spatlese (Koehler-Ruprecht)



yellball.gif 0.1 KItaly (except dessert/sparkling)
1989 Barolo “Vigna del Gris” (Conterno-Fantino); 1998 Barbera d'Asti Superiore (La Spinetta); 1998 Syrah Collegione di Marchi (Isole e Olena); 2000 Vitiano (Falesco); 1999 Chardonnay (La Planeta)

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KRhone/South/Southwest France (except dessert/sparkling)
1998 Cote Rotie "La Chavaroche" (B. Levet); 1995 Cahors (Clos de la Coutale); 1990 Hermitage Blanc "Chante Alouette" (Chapoutier); 1997 Coteaux du Languedoc "Copa Santa" (Domaine Clavel); 1994 Coteaux du Languedoc "Cuvée Prestige" (Chateau La Sauvageonne); 1990 Hermitage (Guigal); 1997 Cornas "Coteaux" (Tardieu-Laurent); 1994 Chateauneuf du Pape "Cuvée Reservée" (Pegau); 1996 Coteaux du Languedoc "Cote Dorée" (L'Aigulière); 2000 Coteaux du Languedoc Rosé (Mas Jullien) 

 

 

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May/June, 2001 Tasting Notes (click for detailed notes)
yellball.gif 0.1 KAlsace  (except dessert/sparkling)
1998 Tokay Pinot Gris "Vielles Vignes" (L. Albrecht); 1994 Gewurztraminer “Altenbourg Cuvée Laurence” (Weinbach)

yellball.gif 0.1 KAustralia  (except dessert/sparkling)
1994 Shiraz (Clarendon); 1997 Shiraz “Draycott” (Burge Family Winemakers); 1996 Merlot Reserve (Richard Hamilton); 1999 Merlot (Fox Creek); 1999 Cabernet (Henry’s Drive)


yellball.gif 0.1 KAustria  (except dessert/sparkling)
1993 Riesling Trocken “Loibner Von den Terassen Smaragd” (FX Pichler);
1998 Beerenauslese Cuvee (Kracher)



yellball.gif 0.1 KBordeaux (except dessert/sparkling)
1990 L'Evangile


yellball.gif 0.1 KBurgundy (red)  (except dessert/sparkling)
1995 Corton-Renardes (Prince de Merode); 1996 Pernand-Vergelesses “Ile des Vergelesses” (M. Delarche); 1993 Gevrey-Chambertin “Lavaux St. Jacques” (Rene LeClerc); 1990 Morey St. Denis “Clos de la Bussière” (Roumier)

yellball.gif 0.1 KBurgundy (white)  (except dessert/sparkling)
1992 Batard-Montrachet (Ramonet); 1998 Pouilly-Fuissé (Cordier);
1994 Pouilly-Fuissé “Cuvée Tradition” (Valette)
; 1990 Corton-Charlemagne (Bonneau de Martray); 1999 Nuits St. Georges “La Perrière” (Henri Gouges)


yellball.gif 0.1 KCalifornia/USA (red)
(except dessert/sparkling)
1991 Pickberry (Ravenswood); 1996 Zinfandel “Old Vines” (Turley); 1992 Merlot  “Three Palms Vineyard” (Duckhorn); 1992 Merlot “Howell Mountain” (Beringer); 1997 Merlot (Trinchero); 1997 Consenso (Atlas Peak); 1999 Pinot Noir “Carneros” (Beaulieu); 1999 Beauzeaux Signet (Beaulieu); 1997 Tapestry (Beaulieu); 1997 Merlot Reserve “Howell Mountain” (Beringer); 1997 Cabernet (Burgess); 1997 Cain Five; 1995 Cabernet “Sycamore Vineyard” (Freemark Abbey); 1997 Cabernet (Freemark Abbey); 1997 Merlot “Howell Mountain” (Duckhorn); 1998 Merlot “Estate Grown” (Duckhorn); 1997 Cabernet (Liparita); 1999 Zinfandel “Blockheadia” (Lorenza-Lake);

1998 Cabernet “Jefferson Cuvee” (Monticello); 1998 Cabernet (Napa Wine Company); 1998 Cabernet Stag’s Leap Wine District (Pine Ridge); 2000 Vincent Vin Gris of Pinot Noir (Saintsbury); 1999 Pinot Noir “Carneros” (Saintsbury); 1999 Pinot Noir Reserve (Saintsbury);  1998 Zinfandel “Eastern Exposures” (Storybook Mountain);  1998 Cabernet (Von Strasser); 1997 Cabernet (Von Strasser); 1996 Cabernet “Martha’s Vineyard” (Heitz); 1998 Cabernet Reserve (Mondavi); 1998 Cabernet “Napa” (Mondavi); 1998 Syrah (Villa Mt. Eden); 1995 Meritage (Viader); 1994 Zinfandel "Cooke Vineyard" (Ravenswood); 1994 Cabernet "Eisele" (Araujo); 1997 Pinot Noir "Sonoma County" (Kistler); 1995 Zinfandel "Jackass Vineyard" (Martinelli); 1998 Pinot Noir (Domaine Drouhin); 1992 Pinot Noir (Drouhin); 1996 Pinot Noir Reserve “Martinelli Vineyard” (Martinelli)

1995 Zinfandel (La Vina); 1997 Zinfandel (Moss Creek); 1996 Zinfandel "Duarte" (Turley); 1998 Zinfandel "Jackass Vineyard" (Martinelli); 1997 Petite Sirah (Behrens & Hitchcock); 1993 Cabernet “Reserve Speciale” (Arrowwood);

1998 Zinfandel "Hayne" (Turley); 1996 Cabernet Franc "Première Etage" (Lang & Reed); 1995 Zinfandel “Dry Creek” (Rafanelli)

 


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1994 Chardonnay "Hudson Vineyard" (Marcassin); 1995 Chardonnay "Hudson Vineyard" (Marcassin); 1997 Chardonnay "Belle Cote" (Peter Michael); 1999 Chardonnay "Red Shoulder" (Shafer); 1991 Chardonnay “Unfiltered” (Newton)

 

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1997
Vouvray “Cuvee Constance” (Huet); 1998 Riesling Eiswein “Kreuznacher Narrenkappe” (Paul Anheuser); 1999 Rieslaner Beerenauslese “Prestige” (Fitz-Ritter); 2000 Riesling Eiswein “Ockfener Bockstein” (Dr. Fischer); 1999 Mantelerhof Gruner Veltliner Eiswein; 1996 Erbacher Seigelsberg Riesling Eiswein (Baron Zu Knyphausen); 1976 Niersteiner Brudersberg Riesling Beerenauslese (Freiherr Heyl Zu Herrensheim); 1989 Niersteiner Oleberg Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese (Freiherr Heyl Zu Herrensheim); 1996 Scheurebe Sekt Extra trocken (Bruder Dr. Becker); 1996 Sauvignon Blanc (Eola Hills); 1977 Port (Taylor Fladgate); 1986 Brut Rosé (Dom Ruinart); 1999 Huxelrebe "Weinheimer Kapellenberg Beerenauslese (Gysler); 1993 Tokaji 5 puts (Oremus); 1983 Riesling “Late Harvest Cluster Select” (Navarro); 1953 Sauternes (Doisy-Daene); 1990 Vouvray “Goutte d’Or Moelleux” (Foreau—Domaine de Clos Naudin); 1999 Vidal Ice Wine (King’s Court Estate Winery)

NV Sparkling Saumur Cuvée de la Chevalerie (La Chevalerie); 1996 Bonnezeaux (Chateau de Fesles); 1995 Port “Quinta da Vargellas” (Taylor Fladgate)

 

 

 yellball.gif 0.1 KGermany (except dessert/sparkling)
1998 Riesling Spatlese “Kreuznacher Kroetnepfuhl” halbtrocken (Paul Anheuser); 1999 Riesling Spatlese “Kreuznacher Kroetnepfuhl” halbtrocken (Paul Anheuser); 1999 Riesling “Schlossboeckelheimer Koenigsfels” Kabinett (Paul Anheuser); 1999 Riesling Spatlese “Kreuznacher Kahlenberg” (Paul Anheuser); 2000 Chardonnay Spatlese Trocken “Duerkheimer Spielberg” (Fitz-Ritter); 2000 Riesling Kabinett “Duerkheimer Hochbenn” (Fitz-Ritter); 1999 Riesling Auslese “Ockfener Bockstein” (Dr. Fischer); 1996 Scharzhofberger Riesling Qba (Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt); 1997 Riesling Kabinett (J.J. Prum); 

1996 Braunneberger-Juffer-Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese (Wwe. Dr. Thanisch); 1988 Herrenberg Auslese (Maximin Grunhaus); 1998 Kallstadter Steinacker Scheurebe Spatlese (Koehler-Ruprecht); 1996 Hochheimer Kirchenstuck Riesling Spatlese (Franz Kunstler); 1998 Hochheimer Kirchenstuck Riesling Spatlese (Franz Kunstler); 1998 Erdner Treppchen Riesling Spatlese (J. J. Christoffel); 1999 Erdner Treppchen Riesling Spatlese (J.J.Christoffel); 1992 Abalonga Auslese “Westhofener Steingrube” (Wittman); 1989 Riesling Auslese "Ebernburger Schlossberg"  (Rapp);

1998 Riesling Spatlese "Niederhauser Kertz" (Mathern); 1990 Riesling Auslese “Piesporter Goldtropfchen” (Ruescher-Haart); 1995 Riesling Auslese "Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr" (Fritz Haag); 1997 Riesling Spatlese "Haardter Herenletten" (Muller-Catoir); 1998 Riesling Kabinett "Wehlener Sonnenuhr" (Kerpen); 1933 Riesling Feine Spatlese “Altenbamberger Roth.” (Jung); 1998 Riesling Kabinett "Piesporter Goldtropfchen" (Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt); 1997 Riesling Spatlese "Urziger Wurzgarten" (J.J. Christoffel); 1999 Dornfelder "Weisenheimer Hasenzehe" QbA Trocken (Neckerauer)


yellball.gif 0.1 KItaly (except dessert/sparkling)
1997 Merlot Lamaione (Frescobaldi);  1997 Rosso Fili di Seta (Pertimali); 1990 Le Pergole Torte (Monte Vertine); 1993 Ornellaia;  1997 Solaia; 1997 Guado al Tasso (Tenuta Belvedere-Antinori); 1995 Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino (Antinori); 1997 Vino Nobile Reserva (Dei);1990 Recioto di Amarone Valpolicella (Bertani);  1997 Barbera d'Asti "Braida" (Bologna); 1996 Chardonnay Langhe “Fossati Roscaleto (Voerzio); 1996 Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio (Mastroberardino)


yellball.gif 0.1 KLoire (except dessert/sparkling)
1999 Pouilly-Fumé (Domaine des Berthiers--P. Cotat); 1996 Bourgueil "Fiefs de Louys" Vielles Vignes (Druet); 1989 Chinon "Clos de l'Echo" (Couly-Dutheil); 1995 Chinon "Vielles Vignes" (Joguet); 1999 Bourgueil "Clos Senechal"(Breton); 1999 Sancerre Rosé (Chavignol--F. Cotat); 1995 Saumur Champigny "Marginale" (Germain--Domaine des Roches Neuves); 1997 Muscadet Sur Lie "Cuvée Buster" (Domaine La Pepière--Marc Ollivier); 1998 Vouvray Cuvée Tradition (Pinon); 1999 Menetou-Salon (Chateau de Maupas--Jolivet); 1999 Sancerre "Cuvée les Coutes" (Reverdy); 1999 Sancerre "Clos de la Néore" (Vatan)

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KRhone/South/Southwest France (except dessert/sparkling)
1990 Cote Rotie (Jamet)
; 1988 Cote Rotie (Jamet); 1991 Cote Rotie (Jamet); 1988 Cote Rotie "La Mouline" (Guigal); 1997 Coteaux du Tricastin (Chateau La Decelle); 1989 Chateauneuf du Pape “Reserve” (Rayas); 1994 St. Joseph (Rochevine); 1990 Chateauneuf du Pape "Chaupin"  (Domaine de la Janasse)


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March/April, 2001 Tasting Notes (click for detailed notes)
yellball.gif 0.1 KAlsace  (except dessert/sparkling)
1993 Riesling “Rangen Clos Saint Theobald” (Schoffit); 1995 Muscat Vendange Tardive “Goldert” (Zind-Humbrecht); 1994 Gewurztraminer “Clos Windsbuhl” (Zind-Humbrecht);  1992 Tokay Pinot Gris Vendange Tardive “Clos Jebsal” (Zind-Humbrecht); 1998 Riesling “Schlossberg Clos des Capucins” Cuvée Ste. Catherine” (Weinbach)


yellball.gif 0.1 KArgentina  (except dessert/sparkling)
1997 Merlot-Malbec “Iscay” (Trapiche); NV Vino Blanco Torrontes “DH” (Domingo Hnos); 1999 Jubilo (Tikal)

yellball.gif 0.1 KAustralia  (except dessert/sparkling)
1998 Veritas Mourvedre/Grenache; 1998 Fox Creek Grenache/Shiraz; 1999 Riesling (Clos Clare); 1996 Shiraz “Black Pepper” (E&E); 2000 Riesling Eden Valley (Craneford); 2000 Riesling Old Vines (Leconfield)
; 2000 Semillon (Margan); 1998 Pinot Gris (Kings Creek)


yellball.gif 0.1 KBordeaux  (except dessert/sparkling)
1978 Chateau Palmer; 1989 Pavie-Decesse; 1988 L’Evangile; 1989 Chateau Léoville Las Cases; 1978 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion; 1975 Chateau Giscours; 1979 La Mission Haut Brion; 1978 Chateau Leoville Las Cases; 1989 Chateau Latour

yellball.gif 0.1 KBurgundy (red) (except dessert/sparkling)
1999 Bourgogne Rouge “Mont Avril” (Michel Goubard et Fils); 1996 Vosne Romanée “Les Suchots” (Domaine de l’Arlot); 1995 Corton-Maréchaudes (Chandon de Briailles)

yellball.gif 0.1 KBurgundy (white) (except dessert/sparkling) 
1998 Pouilly-Fuissé Vielles Vignes (Chateau Fuissé); 1999 Macon-Milly (Comtes Lafon)

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KCalifornia/USA (red) (except dessert/sparkling)
1985 Cabernet “Napa” (Dunn); 1996 Cabernet Franc “Pegase Circle Reserve” (Clos Pegase); 1991 Cabernet “Howell Mountain” (Dunn); 1992 Pinot Noir (Beaux Freres); 1996 Pinot Noir (Beaux Freres); 1996 Zinfandel “Moore Earthquake” (Turley); 1995 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast (Kistler); 1996 Zinfandel “Grist” (Turley); 1996 Zinfandel “Black Sears” (Turley); 1998 Zinfandel Howell Mountain (Outpost); 1997 Sangiovese “Pietre Rossi” (Dalle Valle)
; 1997 Petite Sirah “Rattlesnake” (Turley); 1997 Petite Sirah “Rattlesnake” (Schuetz Oles); 1996 Pinot Noir “Kistler Vineyard” (Kistler); 1999 Pinot Noir “Sharon’s Vineyard” (Loring); 1999 Pinot Noir Knight’s Valley (Peter Michael); 1998 Cabernet (Pride); 1997 Cabernet “20th Anniversary” (Flora Springs); 1997 Cabernet (Saddleback); 1997 Isosceles (Justin); 1991 Cabernet (Seavey); 1996 Cabernet (Seavey); 1991 Isosceles (Justin)

 


yellball.gif 0.1 KCalifornia/USA (white) (except dessert/sparkling)
1996 Chardonnay “Mon Plaisir” (Peter Michael); 1994 Syrah (Swanson); 1995 Chardonnay “Kistler Vineyard” (Kistler)


yellball.gif 0.1 KDessert/Sparkling 
1989 Grauburgunder Beerenauslese “Haardter Herrenletten” (Muller-Catoir); 1972 PX Sherry Gran Riserva Dulce de Postre (Toro Albala); NV Old Tawny Port (Trevor Jones); 1991 Macon “Selection des Grain Cendrès” (Macon-Clessé Quintaine); 1990 Champagne “Cuvée Winston Churchill” (Pol Roger); 1997 Bonnezeaux (Chateau de Fesles);1998 Quarts de Chaume (Baumard); 1986 Sauternes (Doisy-Daene); 1999 Muskateller “Durkheimer Hochbenn” Eiswein (Kurt Darting); 1992 Port “Quinta da Bomfim” (Dow); NV Sparkling Wine (Blue Mountain)


yellball.gif 0.1 KGermany (except dessert/sparkling)
1999 Riesling Spatlese “Schlossbockelheimer Kufpfergrube” (Donnhoff); 1990 Riesling Auslese “Forster Ungeheuer” (Egon Muller); 1992 Riesling Kabinett halbtrocken “Mussbacher Eselshaut” (Muller-Catoir); 1992 Riesling Spatlese halbtrocken “Gimmeldinger Mandelgarten” (Muller-Catoir); 1975 Rulander Auslese “Bornheimer Adelberg” (S&J Bliem); 1999 Riesling Spatlese “Oberhauser Brücke” (Donnhoff); 1990 Riesling Auslese “Josephshofer” (Reichsgraff von Kesselstatt)


yellball.gif 0.1 KEngland (except dessert/sparkling)
1995 Pinot Noir (Clocktower)


yellball.gif 0.1 KItaly (except dessert/sparkling)
1998 Secco C
à de Merlo Bianco(Quintarelli); 1989 Barolo Riserva “Faletto di Serralunga” (Giacosa); 1997 Tignanello (Antinori); 1997 Montiano Merlot (Falesco); 1997 Ateo (Ciacci Piccolomini); 1996 Ornellaia (L. Antinori); 1998 Barbera d’Asti  “Quorum” (Hastae)


yellball.gif 0.1 KRhone/South/Southwest France (except dessert/sparkling)
1998 Chateauneuf-du-Pape “Vielles Vignes” (Tardieu-Laurent); 1998 Coteaux du Languedoc “Cote Rousse” (L’Aigulière); 1998 Coteaux du Languedoc “Grande Cuvée” Pic St. Loup (Chateau Lancyre); 1998 Mas de Daumas Gassac; 1998 Cotes du Luberon (Domaine de Fontenille); 1988 Chateauneuf du Pape “Cuvée des Cadettes” (La Nerthe); 1998 Chateauneuf du Pape (Vieux Telegraphe); 1998 Chateauneuf du Pape (Beaucastel); 1998 Chateauneuf du Pape (Guigal); 1998 Chateauneuf du Pape “Cuvée Chantermerle” (Bosquet); 1998 Gigondas Reserve (Raspail-Ay); 1989 Chateauneuf du Pape “Cuv
ée Marie Beurrier” (Bonneau); NV Hermitage “Le Pavillon” (Chapoutier); 1997 Hermitage Blanc “Chevalier de Sterimberg” (Jaboulet); 1998 Chateauneuf du Pape (Fortia); 1985 Hermitage Blanc (Chave); 1998 Minervois La Livinière Pic St. Martin (Domaine Cantaussel); 1995 Hermitage Blanc “Chante Alouette” (Chapoutier)


yellball.gif 0.1 KSouth Africa (except dessert/sparkling)
1996  “Paul Sauer” (Kanonkop); 1999 Chenin Blanc (Ken Forrester)

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KSpain (except dessert/sparkling)
1996 Rioja “Coto de Imaz Reserva—Selection Pedro Guasch” (El Coto); 1995 Ribera Del Duero Reserva (Ibernoble)


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Jan/Feb, 2001 Tasting Notes
yellball.gif 0.1 KAlsace 
(except dessert/sparkling)
1997 Riesling “Brand” (F. Baur); 1996 Gewurztraminer “Herrenweg” (Schleret)

yellball.gif 0.1 KAustralia  (except dessert/sparkling)
1998 Cabernet/Merlot (Joseph); 1996 Alchemy (Canobolas-Smith); 1980 Cabernet (Chateau Tahbilk); 1993 Shiraz “Eileen Hardy” (Hardys); 1996 Shiraz “Command” (Elderton); 1998 Chardonnay “Norton Summit” (Clarendon Hills); 1998 Basket Pressed Bordeaux Blend (Highbank); 1998 Shiraz “L’Oizeau” (Hewitson); 1997 Sangiovese “Premio” (Pikes); 1998 Cabernet/Merlot (Mt. Horrocks); 1999 Grenache/Shiraz (Hill of Content); 1998 Grenache “Clarendon” (Clarendon Hills); 1998 Grenache “Blewitt Springs” (Clarendon Hills); 1998 Shiraz “Liandra” (Clarendon Hills);  1999 Shiraz “Hickinbotham” (Clarendon Hills);  2000 Chardonnay/ Verdehlo “Harlequin” (Brokenwood); 1999 Shiraz “Langhorne Creek” (Clonakilla); 1996 Cabernet/Merlot (Bannockburn); 1999 Pinot Noir (Rochford); 1998 Shiraz (Craiglee); 1999 Shiraz “40’s Old Block”  (Green Vineyards); 1997 Bordeaux Blend “Olmo’s Reward” (Frankland Estate); 1998 Shiraz “Isolation Ridge” (Frankland Estate)

yellball.gif 0.1 KBordeaux  (except dessert/sparkling)
1988 Chateau L’Angelus; 1983 Chateau Palmer; 1990 Chateau Montrose; 1988 La Fleur de Gay 

yellball.gif 0.1 KBurgundy (red) (except dessert/sparkling)
1995 Morey St. Denis “Cuvée des Grives” (Ponsot); 1988 Bonnes Mares (Comtes de Vogue); 1995 Pommard “Noizons” (J. Garaudet); 1990 Nuits St. Georges “Clos de Forets St. Georges” (Domaine de l’Arlot)

 

yellball.gif 0.1 KBurgundy (white) (except dessert/sparkling)
1996 Meursault (Coche-Bizouard); Meursault-Genevrières (Latour-Giraud); 1992 Chassagne-Montrachet “Les Champgains” (M. Niellon); 1990 Meursault-Charmes (Bouzerau)

yellball.gif 0.1 KCalifornia/USA (red) (except dessert/sparkling)
1997 Zinfandel “Dogtown” (Turley); 1986 Cabernet Franc (Horton Vineyards)
; 1997 Bordeaux Blend (T-Vine); 1998 Syrah (Lewis); 1997 Petite Sirah “York Creek” (Ridge); 1997 Meritage (Pahlmeyer); 1996 Cabernet “Diamond Mountain Vineyard” (Martin Ray); 1997 Cain Five; 1997 Cabernet “Elevation 1147”(David Arthur)


yellball.gif 0.1 KCalifornia/USA (white) (except dessert/sparkling)
1994 Chardonnay “Diamond T” (Talbott)

yellball.gif 0.1 KDessert/Sparkling 
NV Tawny Port “PS St. Marion” (Rockford); 1996 Rieslaner Beerenauslese “Ungsteiner Bettelhaus”(Kurt Darting); 1991 Muscat à Petits Grains (Tolley’s Pedare); 1997 Coteaux du Layon “La Prochaine” (Templai); 1995 Bonnezeaux “Cuvée Ste. Anne” (Renou); 1998 Botrytis Riesling “La Magia” (Joseph); 1998 Golden Semillon (Elderton); 1988 Sauternes (Coutet); 1996 Tokay Pinot Gris “Altenbourg” (Albert Mann); 1988 Sauternes (Lafaurie Peyraguey); 1994 Late Bottled Vintage Port Reserve Unfiltered (Rozès); 1994 Port (Rozès); 1996 Quarts de Chaume (Baumard); 1989 Abalonga Beerenauslese  “Westhofener Steingrube” (Wittman); 1989 Scheurebe Trockenbeerenauslese “Weiseheimer Halde” (Neckerauer)



yellball.gif 0.1 KGermany
(except dessert/sparkling)
1989 Riesling Auslese “Horrweiler Gewurzgartchen” (Espenschied); 1989 Riesling Auslese** “Wehlener Sonnennuhr” (Kerpen); 1983 Riesling Auslese “Josephshofer”  (Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt); 1999 Riesling Spätlese Scharzhofberger (Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt)
1998 Riesling Kabinett “ Piesporter Goldtröpfchen” (Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt);   1994  Riesling Spätlese “ Josephshofer” (Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt); 1997 Riesling Auslese “Ayler Kupp” (Winzerverein Co-op at Ayl); 1999 Riesling Spätlese Trocken “Scharzhofberger” (Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt); 1999 Riesling Spätlese Halbtrocken “Scharzhofberger Anniversary Wine” (Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt); 
1999 Riesling Kabinett “Scharzhofberger” (Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt); 1998 Riesling Kabinett “Kaseler Nies’chen” (Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt); 1993 Riesling Spätlese “Graacher Domprobst” (Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt); 1985 Riesling Auslese “Kaseler Nies’chen” (Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt)


yellball.gif 0.1 KItaly (except dessert/sparkling)
1998 Rosso Conero Sassi Neri (Fattoria Le Terrazze); 1994 Barolo “Vigna Rocche” (Parusso); 1999 Pinot Grigio (Alois Lageder); 1989 Barolo Riserva (Fontanafredda); 1997 Vivaldaia (Villa Pillo); 1997 Sassello (Castello di Verrazzano); 1998 Morellino di Scansano Riserva (Fattoria Le Pupille); 1999 Chianti (Piccini); 1999 Chianti “Borghi d’Elsa” (Melini)


yellball.gif 0.1 KLoire (except dessert/sparkling)
1997 Chinon “Cuvée Prestige” (Gasnier)

yellball.gif 0.1 KRhone/South/Southwest France (except dessert/sparkling)
1989 Chateauneuf du Pape “Cuvée Centenaire” (Les Cailloux/Brunel); 1998 Saint Genis  Vin de Pays de Carcassone (Domaine Puydeval); 1998 Coteaux du Languedoc “Vielles Vignes” (Chateau Lancyre); 1998 Cotes du Rhone “Parallele 45” (Jaboulet); 1998 Cotes du Rhone Blanc “St. Gervais” (Domaine Clavel) ; 1998 Cote Dorée (L’Aigulière); 1998 Minervois La Livinière  “Chandelière” (La Combe Blanche); 1993 Grange des Pères



yellball.gif 0.1 KSpain (except dessert/sparkling)
1994 Rioja (Remirez de Ganuza) 

 

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