13 May 2004
Host: Brad &
Theme: Pinot Noir, Portuguese & Ch. Beaucastel CdP Vertical
Wine List & Menu
Codorniu Cuvee Ravento’s Cava
Grilled Squid With White Onions and Peppers
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
1997 Duas Quintas Reserva Touriga
1998 Luis Pato Bairrada Vinha Pan
Porco a Alentejana
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
Cossart, Gordon & Co Centenary 1845 Solera Madeira
Assorted Portuguese Cheeses
Brad, Cathy, Dave L., Gina, LArdog, Debbie, Dan, A. David
And Wes and Marsha.
Chef de Cuisine: Manuel Azevedo
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.
Miner Family has an elevator to get to the tasting room.
Some road up Pritchard Hill looking down on Lake Hennessy
Hooked up with Dave & Gina at Spottswoode. The 2001 is stellar juice!
...and at Jaeger/Wolf Family Vineyards in St. Helena with Karen Culler
Took the scenic route to LaSalette in Sonoma Square via Cline.
May FoB del Norte
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....
At David Arthur
We were on our own on Saturday, so I took the LArdog to the Charles Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa.
The pathetically hedonistic LArdog couldn't get the LaSalette Duck Confit outta his mind, so...
But Sat. eve was reserved for Chinese take out at B&C's.
Note to self: Don't play Texas Hold 'Em with Debbie.
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