Williams Corner’s Summer Gulpers

Williams Corner’s Summer Gulpers

Posted on Jul, 29. 2010 by

Categories: Wine

Hey everyone! Will finally left me the password for the computer, and now I get to write up a review. Unfortunately for you, I’m a lawyer by training and had all the crativity beaten out of me in law school. I will have you know that this review has been thoroughly researched at a cost of hundreds of dollars per hour, but is only a review and advice. It is not binding in any way, but the recommendations are solid. It may also be protected by copyright as allowed by law, and is intended solely for its recipients. With that, we’ll turn to page 1 of 27 and skip the preamble. Thanks for reading!

Only a hardy few ventured out in the heat for our first July tasting three Wednesdays ago, when Jeff Latchum brought a small but flavor-packed lineup for our enjoyment.

Three of the wines really stood out for those of us in attendance:

The first was the 2004 Chateau du Coing Muscadet Ancestrale. I know what you’re thinking, a 2004 Muscadet in 2010? Really? Isn’t that going to be too, well, too old? I answer with a resounding No! This is a muscadet made for aging. Sourced from the westernmost part of the Loire, this winemaker sets aside part of her vines just for these aging muscadets. The winemaker leaves it on the lees for two years. This is a serious muscadet for serious wine drinkers, and I know we have some in the Guild. You need to jump on this!

2004 Chateau du Coing Muscadet Ancestrale
Member Price: [private_member] Grand Cru: $14.66 • Premier Cru: $15.33 [/private_member]
Retail Price: $20.00
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I know Evan sent out his mea culpa on Roses the other week, but this has really turned into the summer of Rose. Jeff wowed those in attendance with Domaine Rouge Bleu Rose. This was a rose made mostly from Grenache from just outside Chateauneuf du Pape and the flavor really stood out for us. This is a rose that can hold its own with any of your summer meals: fish, a light pasta dish, anything tomato based. This was a big hit at our Saturday hours as well. Have you been dropping in on Saturdays when we’ve had folks there? If not, why not?

Domaine Rouge Bleu Rose
Member Price: [private_member] Grand Cru: $11.73 • Premier Cru: $12.66 [/private_member]
Retail Price: $16.00
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The final wine that really jumped for us was the Duadet Naudin Hautes Cotes de Beaune Rouge. If you’re an observant member of the guild and have been checking out what we have in stock, you might recognize the prodcer. We’ve been carrying the Duadet Naudin Creme de Cassis for a little bit now, and we may have some of the last stock of it in Virginia! You should check it out next time you’re in the shop. Anyway, back to our tasting wine. We chilled this pinot noir down to “room temperature,” well, really, isn’t room temperature a misnomer these days? This was more like “cellar temperature,” probably in the mid 60s. This pinot showed everything an outstanding pinot should show, and is a steal at under $15 for all of our members. It was so popular, we had multiple members vying to take home that night the unopened bottle from the tasting! That’s not something that happens every week.

Duadet Naudin Hautes Cotes de Beaune Rouge
Member Price: [private_member] Grand Cru: $13.93 • Premier Cru: $14.56 [/private_member]
Retail Price: $19.00
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