Author: Stub

2005 Chateau de Chamirey Mercurey Marquis de Jouennes, Burgundy, France

A couple of weekends ago, the neighbors invited The Rib and me over for dinner; upon learning the menu, I immediately decanted this bottle of Burgundy (Pinot Noir).  It was an excellent choice.  The Chateau de Chamirey had about two hours in the decanter before dinner. On the nose, I got some big dark fruit, spice, and a slight cream. … Read more →

2006 Worthy Sophia’s Cuvée, Napa Valley, California

The Worthy Sophia’s Cuvée is a Bordeaux-style blend from Napa Valley.  Worthy is a nice “second label” wine from renowned producer Axios. I decanted this one for 2 hours.  The small taste I had when pouring this wine into the decanter was a bit harsh.  After decanting, the nose showed some dark fruit (black cherry) and big oak.  Some strawberry… Read more →

2008 Les Hauts de Montfort Minervois “Les Mégalithes,” Languedoc Roussillon, France

The Les Mégalithes is a Grenache Blend from France.  On the nose, I got a little blackberry and some spice.  There was some sour, dark fruit that I took as cranberry on the palate.  The tannins were there, but weren’t too overpowering.  The wine had a medium finish that—to repeat myself a bit—was of wine. The Les Mégalithes is a… Read more →

2008 Fielding Hills Tasting Dinner

Last night, Fielding Hills Winery (East Wenatchee, WA) hosted a tasting dinner at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C. with food provided by the Blue Duck Tavern.  The dinner provided an opportunity to taste the five wines of the 2008 vintage with specially paired food selections during a five-course dinner.  The wine was fabulous, the food was fabulous, and… Read more →