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Reply to "January 2013: What are you drinking?"

Originally posted by AllRed:
Met M/M TLV for dinner this evening:

N.V. G. Fluteau Champagne Blanc de Noirs Brut
2010 Varner Chardonnay Spring Ridge Vineyard Home Block
1997 St. Innocent Pinot Noir O'Connor Vineyard
2006 August West Pinot Noir Rosella's Vineyard
2005 Gaec-Gallet Henri et Philippe Côte-Rôtie

Another terrific evening with PurpleHaze m/m thelostverse. The Gallet was a perfect match with braised lamb shank. The August West is in a terrific place now- one word: elegant (not something I'd have associated with August West before tonight). The St. Innocent is still youthful. Hold the Varner for 5+.

TLV...I find it funny based on one line of conversation earlier tonight that the Blues Brothers is on HBO right now.

Did Domino watch? Big Grin

PurpleHaze is really making the rounds in Chicago this week. Cool

The Gallet was a bacon fat beauty, but the August West paired perfectly with the Pork Chop in soy, ginger and brown sugar sauce.

The Varner is just a pup, but I hadn't tried the '10 Home Block yet, so I wanted to get a gauge. It is going to be spectacular. One day I'll remember that Varners must be served above cellar temp.

The St. Innocent needs more time. It also could use some food to go with it - Allred didn't open it until after dinner while we were sitting around talking. It would have been interesting to try it with the pork or lamb.

It was another wonderful evening great wine and even better company.