Sorry folks. I don't have any formal tasting notes this time but I do have a few brief comments I'd like to share about each of the wines I tasted. Perhaps other members of the DAWGS can fill in some gaps.
A big THANK YOU to kybo for being our guest of honor this month. We appreciate you making the trek from Georgia partner.
At our DAWGS July Ignoble White Tasting:
2004 Christian Sauvignon Blanc Barossa Handpicked Basket Pressed
A lovely little wine. Light, crisp and refreshing. Recommended.
1999 Borgo San Daniele Tocai Fruilano Italy
Yet another example of an Italian wine that craves food. Good with food, not without. My last bottle and I won't buy more.
2004 Curran Grenache Blanc Santa Ynez Valley
This was an eye opener. I really like this wine. As I was told this is a GREAT pairing for Asian food. Recommended!
2003 J Pinot Gris Russian River Valley
Solid wine but didn't offer anything to me that made me want to buy it. It didn't stand out in the crowd. I'm passing.
2000 Domaines Schlumberger Pinot Gris Alsace Les Princes Abbés
Still a good wine that seems to be drinking well right now. I just might pick up a couple more for immediate drinking.
2003 MacMurray Ranch Pinot Gris Russian River Valley
I didn't particularly care for this wine. Maybe it is a personal preference thing. I'm passing.
1999 Zind-Humbrecht Pinot Gris Alsace Hunawihr Clos Windsbuhl
This wine was quite interesting. I almost thought I was sipping an Alsatian Riesling for a moment. I'd buy it.
2002 Pride Viognier Sonoma County
Man was this weird. I've had this bottling several times and for some reason it just didn't taste "normal". Not a good showing.
2003 Domaine Paul Blanck “Blanck” Gewurtztraminer Alsace
This was an interesting little Gewurtz. I'd like to pick up one bottle to try by itself at a later date and re-evaluate at that time.
2000 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape White
Twice in less that a week for this wine. Still good. Recommended.
2002 Nigl Grüner Veltliner Qualitätswein Trocken Kremstal Kremser Freiheit
I haven't enjoyed the Nigl Gruner Veltliners for the most part but this one was drinking quite nicely this evening. Recommended for a retry.
2003 Londer Vineyards Gewurtztraminer Anderson Valley
Excellent nose that fell flat as a pancake when it hit the palate. Passing.
2004 Elk Cove Pinot Gris Willamette Valley
Nice wine. I don't know the price point but if low enough a good QPR candidate here.
2002 Charles Schleret Pinot Blanc Cuvee Reserve Alsace
Same as the Blanck above. This was an interesting little Pinot Blanc. I'd like to pick up one bottle to try by itself at a later date and re-evaluate at that time.
2001 Domaine Zind Humbrecht Zind/Zind-Humbrecht Vin de Table Français Zind
Not a bad little wine but not an good little wine either. Kind of in no mans land. I think I'd spend a few more bucks and upgrade to one of the other Z-H offerings.
1999 Louis Guntrum "Firewine" Scheurebe Kabinett
Sorry Bill but I couldn't drink this. I stuck this to my nose and smelled cat litter. That's all she wrote! Passing with a Big P.
2000 Kracher Welschriesling Trockenbeerenauslese Neusiedlersee Zwischen den Seen No. 10
Oh Lord, strike me down now. Nothing else to drink. Simply outstanding wine and candidate for wine of the year. Highly recommended!