WCC 2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Double Blind
at Fort Orange Club, Albany, NY (6/17/2010)

The WCC met to taste 2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. I could not be there, but the Wine Fairy sent me this list of the wines and menu with a few comments.

Flight 1

Flight 2

Flight 3

Flight 4 (not served)

The last flight (#13-16) was NOT included in the tasting. Originally we were going to have 14 bodies so 16 wines seemed appropriate. We only had 10 people show up so I only used 12 wines.

The group favorites (in order) were: #2, #6, #7.


First course: Field greens with toasted walnuts, Medjool dates, Spanish blue (cheese), seasoned apples, burnt orange-walnut oil vinaigrette. [A really great salad that really fought the wines. It totally blew my palate.]

Second course: Sautéed Halibut over risotto, sauce cardinal, diver scallop garnish. [Another really nice dish, but it also fought the wines. It didn't hurt the wines as much as the first course, but it didn't help them either}.

Third course: Jared's Hard-Charred Petite filet with reduction of veal shank and house bordelaise. [What's not to like??]

Fourth course: Chocolate Ganache Mousse Tort, tuile garnish, chanter berry coulie. [Really HUGE, disgustingly good.]




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