cortot20


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I'm schlepping a bottle of 09' schug carneros PN and a 10' Scott Harvey reserve old vine zin over to my grandparents for dinner tonight and maybe a 1/2 bottle of 11' counoise from municipal winemakers. How bout the rest of you?

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Taking a bottle of Hermann J. Wiemer Dry Riesling and a bottle of the Plush Pinot Noir I picked up here on Woot to the family Easter dinner.

Seems like most of the Wooters that participate on the forum here are west coast, so I don't know how familiar they are with Hermann J. Wiemer. But his Dry Riesling is the best I've had. Friends and family tell me they love his semi-dry as well. (I personally don't like sweetish wines.)

coynedj


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moondigger wrote:Taking a bottle of Hermann J. Wiemer Dry Riesling and a bottle of the Plush Pinot Noir I picked up here on Woot to the family Easter dinner.

Seems like most of the Wooters that participate on the forum here are west coast, so I don't know how familiar they are with Hermann J. Wiemer. But his Dry Riesling is the best I've had. Friends and family tell me they love his semi-dry as well. (I personally don't like sweetish wines.)



A Hermann J. Wiemer Dry Riesling is a superb choice - I just wish I could find some here in the fly-over states. Having spent half my life in western New York, I am content to let the west coasters be unfamiliar with these wines. That leaves more for the rest of us! When I get back to Rochester this summer, I will be stocking up with Finger Lake wines.

As for today's wine, I'll be opening a 2005 Domaine Drouhin Pinot Noir.

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Being able to visit the Finger Lakes, I also enjoy Weimer Reisling.

We have two bottles of an Austalian sparkler (Yarrabank) to start with apps, and then some French rose for with the ham. One is a Sancerre rose that I am excited to try.

What other wines do folks enjoy with ham?

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ddeuddeg


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polarbear22 wrote:What other wines do folks enjoy with ham?

The Sancerre rosé sounds good, but an Iron Horse bubbly would be another good choice.

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ddeuddeg


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coynedj wrote:When I get back to Rochester this summer, I will be stocking up with Finger Lake wines.

If you're driving, don't forget you have to go through Buffalo, and you have friends there.

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2005 Patrick Lesec Rubis CdP

2007 Wellington Merlot if we go through the CdP

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The remains of the 04 Turley Haynes vineyard zin that Sparky so generously left for me

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2008 Kent Rasmussen Pettite Sirah with herb roasted leg of lamb.

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coynedj


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ddeuddeg wrote:If you're driving, don't forget you have to go through Buffalo, and you have friends there.



A most excellent thought. It is a long drive from South Dakota - I'm likely to fly. But, I might manage to find myself in that general part of the state....

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Lamb demands Cabernet or Bordeaux, 10 years old minimum.

We're cheating slightly with a 2003 Dry Creek Cab.

We started with a Hall 2011 T-bar-T Sauvignon Blanc. Which was lovely.

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moondigger


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rpm wrote:Lamb demands Cabernet or Bordeaux, 10 years old minimum.


Around here, a lot of folks (including my family) have lamb on Palm Sunday. Most years we have Cabernet with it, but this year we tried a Petite Sirah and it paired beautifully.

Easter dinner was glazed/baked ham, broiled potatoes with olive oil and rosemary, and lasagna. (Yes, really. It's a family thing.) The Plush Pinot wasn't really up to the challenge of the lasagna. (This is the first bottle of the Plush Pinot I've tried -- I'm thinking maybe it would have worked better just as a sipping wine, not to accompany food.) However the Wiemer Riesling paired pretty well to the glazed ham and was fantastic with the dessert -- an orange peel cake.

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2007 Roessler Bluejay Pinot Noir which was quite excellent on the PnP (had to try it before letting it open up for 4 hours or so before dinner).

Also on the docket is 2010 Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne Blanc Les Sétilles.

Dinner is roast turkey breast, smashed yams, and brussel sprouts. Should be tasty.

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moondigger wrote:Around here, a lot of folks (including my family) have lamb on Palm Sunday. Most years we have Cabernet with it, but this year we tried a Petite Sirah and it paired beautifully.



Lamb and Petite Sirah is a match made in heaven.

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