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Reply to "October 2014: What Are You Drinking?"

[QUOTE]Originally posted by sunnylea57:
Last night at Crush with a handful of the TO gang:

2002 Bisol Pas Dosé Extra Brut Millesimato Talento Classico
2010 J.L. Chave Sélection Hermitage Blanche
2010 Massa Vecchia Maremma Toscana Fabrizio Niccolaini Rosato
1989 Guasti Clemente Barolo Riserva
1998 Paolo Scavino Barolo Carobric
1996 Heitz Cellars Martha's Vineyard Cab Sauv
1998 Balthasar Ress Hattenheim Nussbrunnen Riesling Spätlese
2009 Massa Vecchia Maremma Toscana Passito (Aleatico)

All bottles tasted blind. All showed well. Some real surprises, especially the Carobric which no one pegged as Nebbiolo. When we learned what it was, we were sure that someone had poured the wrong bottle.

THANK YOU for organizing Sunnylea!

Great night, as always! The eclectic mix of wines made it very interesting. Despite it not showing typical Barolo character, I enjoyed the 98 Scavino Carobric. The 1989 Guasti Clemente Barolo Reserva was great also. Would have to say those were my to favorite reds.

I was surprised at how young the 1998 Spatlese showed. This bottles showed younger than the previous one opened in 2012. It was a good pairing with a pear tart.