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Last night with Seaquams at Zuni Cafe:

moro blood oranges and arugula salad

lamb chops with Israeli couscous

endive salad

Cesar salad



The wines we had were Heidsieck Monopole Rose Top to greet the guests, '04 Hippolyte Reverdry Sancerre with some oysters and appies, '01 Sylvain Cathiard Vosne Romanee and '02 d'Angerville Volnay Fermiet with birds.

All wines except Volnay showed very well. Vosne Romanee was a knock out. It did surprise us with a bit funk on the nose at first, but after only a few minutes in the glass all of it was gone and the wine was opulent and seamless with lots of fruit and near perfect balance and gorgeous aromas. To put it simply I could not get enough of it last night, but I will make for it tonight by buying another bottle or two. Good find, Seaquam.

Sadly, Fermiet did not open up fully. I sensed the potential in the glass, but the wine was not in the mood. I believe because the bottle was too cold- the weather was miserable, cold and rainy. The bottle we picked at Plumpjack's was more or less at room temperature, not cellar cold. When at home, before decanting wine that seems a bit too cold, I fill the decanter with hot water, to warm up the glass. This shocking treatment helps to bring wine out of the slumber most of the time. Unfortunatelly, we did not do that last night, even though our waiter was extremely accomodating and more than attentive to our whims.

The Seaquams.

I don't think I really need to say that, but what a lovely couple!!! Thank you both for your company. I hope you enjoyed the evening as much as we did and I only wish you lived closer and we could hang out more frequently.
Cheers to you!

p.s. Thanks for the gift. Smile
Originally posted by grunhauser:
How is the wine drinking?

Pretty good, a little closed at first but it really started to open up a bit more toward the end. Really good grip but too hot for now, I'd give it an 89-91. Folks on cellartracker have gone bananas for it, but it needs time to come together. I wouldn't say that it was overripe though either. Good value since I paid $20CDN for a 375mL. I won't be touching the rest for a while.

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