Monday, October 13, 2008

Fall Meeting 2008

We would like to invite everyone to our home for the Four Seasons Wine Club on Saturday, November 8th at 7:00 pm. Please check your calendars and let us know if that day and time work for you.

Once we have a feel for attendance, we’ll send out some additional information including our address.

Hope everyone is enjoying the fall. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Laura and Frank
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Thanks to Laura & Frank, a wondrful time was had by all who attended. We celebrated the birthdays of Dave & Lynda, had excellent food & wine, and a good laugh over the DVD of the Bush impersonator.



Frank/Laura: Chili Hillinger Austrian Sparkling Wine
Falset 2004 Grenache/Cabernet
Ann: Risotto with
mushrooms & pancetta Far Niente 1997 Napa Cabernet
Jim: Flank Steak & Antinori Tignanello 1999
Autumn salad
Dave/Lynda: Risotto with Fontanafredda 1996 Barolo
funghi & white truffle
Kathy/Dan: Chicken satay Pichon Baron 1989 Bordeaux
Francois Cream Cake
From 4 Seasons Fall 2008


REVIEWS:

International Wine Cellar (1) Drink: 2006 - 2025 94(+?)
Wine Spectator (1) Drink: 2005 98
Wine Advocate (1) Drink: 2002 - 2027 95

Bordeaux Blend - Second Growth
1989 Pichon Baron
France - Bordeaux - Pauillac

Ch√Ęteau Pichon Baron is a Second Growth classified Bordeaux estate located in the
Pauillac appellation. Impressive saturated ruby color. Pure, classic Pauillac aromas of black cherry, bitter chocolate, menthol and flowers. Very intensely flavored,
precise and penetrating, with an extremely primary flavor of cassis. Almost
magically light on its feet owing to its rather strong acidity. A very young,
extremely long wine with great tensile strength. May yet merit a higher score
with another six to eight years of bottle aging.
- Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar Issue 103 , July/August 2002

Gorgeous aromas of currants, berries and minerals. Full-bodied, with juicy
tannins and a long, long fininsh. Same as ever. This will age for decades to
come. Wine Spectator's Wine of the Year in 1992. Super quality. '89/'90
Bordeaux non-blind horizontal.
- James Suckling, Wine Spectator

Both the 1989 and 1990 vintages exhibit opaque, dense purple colors that
suggest massive wines of considerable extraction and richness. The dense,
full-bodied 1989 is brilliantly made with huge, smoky, chocolatey, cassis aromas
intermingled with scents of toasty oak. Well-layered, with a sweet inner-core of
fruit, this awesomely endowed, backward, tannic, prodigious 1989 needs
another 5-6 years of cellaring; it should last for three decades
-Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
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Dear Gang,

We had a great time last night and are honored to be included in such a wonderful group. Indeed, we are grateful for our good friends. Thanks to all of you for exceptional wine and food and, most important, the special sharing of life’s bounty.

Regards,

Frank and Laura
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Dear All:

Thanks for a swell time last evening! The fellowship was delightful! The foods were luscious and abundant! The wines were truly spectacular …

Dave & Lynda - Enjoyed celebrating your BDays with you!

Frank & Laura –

Special thanks to you guys for hosting. And Frank, thanks for sharing the humorous Bush video.
Since the roads to our farm are unpredictable in the Winter (we both use 4WD), we’d like to offer to host in the SPRING … so please count on us then (that leaves the Winter gathering if somebody else would like to volunteer …).

Love you all! K

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