Monday, September 26, 2011

Almost 20 Years

Yes, the wine was even more lovely than the bottle looks:  1992 Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, enjoyed with Susan and three Master Sommelier friends, Wayne Belding (CO), Laura Williamson (AZ), and Scott Carney (NY), during Greenville's 2011 Euphoria Festival.

Thanks, too, to American Grocery's Sommelier, Darlene Clarke, for a wonderful wine list.  We brought the Clos du Val from our cellar, and Laura brought a fabulous bottle of Ökonomierat Rebholz Grosses Gewachs Riesling: superb!  But we also enjoyed J.L. Chave Saint-Joseph "Céleste" 2009, Guiseppe Quintarelli Valpolicella 1999, from AGR's thoughtfully chosen wine list.

1 comment:

Scott Koegler said...

Clos du Val Cab was our first experience with fine wine. That was sometime around 1978. I don't recall the vintage but certainly it was a mid 70's era. That was a turning point in our wine taste. I can't imagine what that first bottle might be worth today.