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13 May 2004


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Sonoma, CA


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Host:  Brad & Cathy
Theme:  Pinot Noir, Portuguese & Ch. Beaucastel CdP Vertical

Wine List & Menu

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Codorniu Cuvee Ravento’s Cava

Grilled Squid With White Onions and Peppers
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1999 Rochioli Russian River Pinot Noir
2000 Rochioli Russian River Pinot Noir
1999 Artesa Carneros Reserve Pinot Noir
2000 Artesa Carneros Reserve Pinot Noir

Leg Of Lamb
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1997 Duas Quintas Reserva Touriga
1998 Luis Pato Bairrada Vinha Pan

Porco a Alentejana
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1988 Chateau De Beaucastel Chateauneuf-Du-Pape
1990 Chateau De Beaucastel Chateauneuf-Du-Pape
1995 Chateau De Beaucastel Chateauneuf-Du-Pape
1998 Chateau De Beaucastel Chateauneuf-Du-Pape

Petaluma Duck or Veal Shank
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Cossart, Gordon & Co Centenary 1845 Solera Madeira

Assorted Portuguese Cheeses
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Brad, Cathy, Dave L., Gina, LArdog, Debbie, Dan, A. David
And Wes and Marsha.


Owner/Manager:  Joel Trebe
Chef de Cuisine:  Manuel Azevedo
Server:  Hannah


My wine tasting rating (0-10):  9

A wonderful wine tasting!
A bit eclectic, but it all worked.

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The LArdog scheduled an 8:00 AM arrival at Oakland airport on a Friday morning.
I sat in 2 hours of bay area traffic trying to get there!  He owes me TWO hours of my life!!
Dave L. rolled into town about 10:00 to wait for Gina, so we met him at Cafe Salsa.

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Miner Family has an elevator to get to the tasting room.

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Some road up Pritchard Hill looking down on Lake Hennessy

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 Hooked up with Dave & Gina at Spottswoode.  The 2001 is stellar juice!

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...and at Jaeger/Wolf Family Vineyards in St. Helena with Karen Culler 

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Took the scenic route to LaSalette in Sonoma Square via Cline.

May FoB del Norte

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At Forman with Margaret.  I told her I had dropped off the Forman list at the 1988 vintage
so she pulled one out of their library wines and opened it!  Beautiful juice!!  Must... resist... must....

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At David Arthur

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We were on our own on Saturday, so I took the LArdog to the Charles Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa.

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The pathetically hedonistic LArdog couldn't get the LaSalette Duck Confit outta his mind, so...


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But Sat. eve was reserved for Chinese take out at B&C's.

And poker...
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Note to self:  Don't play Texas Hold 'Em with Debbie.

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