September 11, 2007
Dear Noble gents:
Again, it was my pleasure to start our wine tasting year. All we present except for Cam, Tom and Joe.
We started the evening with a fruity, sparkling Pinot from France; Bailly La Pierre 2004 at $20.75 I tried to make our premiere tasting as simple as possible. I only asked for a grape variety and country. I'm afraid that the serving of so many Bordeaux over the years has tainted the palates of our esteemed group.
France (1) Albert Bichot Pinot Noir N.V. $18.95
USA (2) Carneros Creek Pinot Noir 2005 $29.95
USA (3) Rodney Strong Pinot Noir 2005 $24.95
New Zealand (4) Shepherds Ridge Pinot Noir 2004 $24.95
New Zealand (5) Hunter's (Jane) Pinot Noir 2006 $22.95
New Zealand (6) Delta Vineyard Pinot Noir 2005 $21.95
A Lenz Moser Prestige Trockenbeerenauslese 2004 at $19.95 accompanied our lemon curd tarts made by Nancy 2007 and Mary McLeod Shortbreads, also September 2007, but imported from Toronto.
Maybe next year I will return to a Bordeaux tasting so as not to confuse our members so greatly. Hope you enjoyed yourselves!
Total fare: $200.15
Just a coincidence that I owe you $200 for my September dues... Keep the change!!
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