Thursday, July 28, 2005

the wine list

We have an appointment in a few weeks to have a food tasting at the hotel. We also have to choose one champagne, one red, and one white to serve the guests. Here's the list. Pipe in if you've tried any of them. If we try any of them, we'll post our thoughts. I've italicized the ones that are so excessively pricey that it's cheaper to pay for an open bar. Maybe I should go to the store and have a few wine tastings. Drink up!

Champagne & Sparkling wines:

  • Segura Viudas Aria Estate Brut, Sonoma
  • Mumm Cuvee Napa Chef de Caves, Napa Valley
  • Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Noirs, Sonoma
  • Moet & Chandon White Star, France
  • Cuvee Dom Perignon, Champagne, France

Blush Wines:

  • 2003 Beringer White Zinfindel, California
  • 2003 chateu St. Michelle Johannisberg Riesling, Columbia Valley, Washington
  • 2003 Saint M Riesling

Other Whites:

  • 2003 Beaulieu vineyards Coastal Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2003 Casa Lapostolle Sauvignon Blanc, Chile
  • 2003 Pighin Friuli Pinot Grigio
  • 2004 Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2003 Meridian Vineyards Pinot Grigio, California
  • 2004 Veramonte Sauvignon Blanc


  • 2003 Rosemount estate, Australia
  • 2002 Georges Duboeuf macon - villages
  • 2002 Columbia Crest, California
  • 2003 Bealieu Vineyards Coastal, California
  • 2003 Clos du Bois, Sonoma County
  • 2003 Meridian Vineyards, Santa Barbara County


Pinoit Noir:

  • 2003 Bealieu Vineyards Coastal, California
  • Beringer Founders Estate, California
  • 2002 Clos du Bois California
  • 2002 Estancia, California


  • 2001 Columbia Crest grand Estates, Columbia County, Washington
  • 2001 Meridian Vineyards, Santa Barbara County
  • 2001 Clos du Bois, California
  • 2001 Beaulieu Vineyard Coastal, California

Red Specialties:

  • 2002 Jakes Fault Shiraz, California
  • 2003 Rosemount Estate Shiraz, Australia
  • 2002 Beaulieu Vineyards Coastal Shiraz, california
  • Georges Dudoeuf Beaujolas -Villages
  • 2001 Ravenswood Zinfandel Vintner's Blend, St. Helena
  • 2000 Opus One Cabernet Blend, Napa Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon:

  • 2000 meridian Vineyards, California
  • 2001 Beaulieu Vineyards, Coastal, California
  • 2001 Rosemount Estate, South Eastern Australia
  • 2001 Clos du Bois, California
  • 2002 Estancia, California
  • 1999 Silver Oak, Napa Valley

Italian Wines:

  • 2002 marchesi di Frescobaldi Castiglioni Chianti, Italy
  • Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico, Italy

BYOB (ie corkage fee: $12 a bottle) - Might consider this if we found a fabulous red or white less than $20 a bottle. So if you got recommendations for those, let me know.


Rona Fernandez said...

I"m personally a fan of Beaulieu Vineyards and Ravenswood. I think they're very 'drinkable', 'approachable' wines for those who are not hardcore wine aficionados (i.e., most people in the world, and therefore probably most of the people who will come to your wedding!) ;-)

Good luck and have fun drinkin' up!--R.

EILEEN said...

We should be able to do better than this list. Will send you email.

Eileen aka "Missy WinePoetics"