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 George Heritier
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It was a subdued, laid-back affair...

The "Gang of Cleve" (Mary and Larry Meehan, Jeff Faunce and Amy McClellan and Pam and Jeff Gillikin) held their annual autumn wine festivities on the weekend of September 26th and 27th, 2003. Friday's tasting/dinner was held at Jeff F. and Amy's new home in a stately old neighborhood of Cleveland, a lovely old house that has been dubbed "Faunce-on-the-Lake," due to the proximity of Lake Erie. The focus of the evening was a batch of Ridge Geyservilles, vintages of which hopped around from 1987 through 1997. 

Following Friday night at Jeff's and Amy's fine digs, Saturday's festivities were held at Mary and Larry Meehan's crash pad in Hudson, Ohio, another fine venue indeed for such a gathering. That night's theme was "Northern Rhône All-Stars, and there were several stellar examples of the varieties of the syrah experience uncorked and enjoyed.

Friday Geyserville Tasting
The Wines

2002 Dr. Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Kabinett
2001 Max Ferd. Richter Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese
1996 Peyre Rose Clos Syrah Léone Coteaux du Languedoc
1992 Ridge Evangelo Mataro
1987 Ridge Geyserville Zinfandel
1990 Ridge Geyserville
1991 Ridge Geyserville
1992 Ridge Geyserville 
1988 Rufino Chianti Classico Reserva Ducale 
1990 Rufino Chianti Classico Reserva Ducale
1996 Ridge Geyserville Petite Sirah
1997 Ridge Geyserville 
1990 Ferraton Hermitage
1964 Tokaji Aszu Essencia
1988 Luis Pato Bairrada Vinho Tinto
1993 Royal Tokaji Aszu 6 Puttunyos
1997 Reif Riesling Icewine Niagara

A dog and a cur in the kitchen...

Saturday Northern Rhône Tasting
The Wines

1987 Trimbach Riesling Alsace Cuvée Frédéric Emile
2001 Robert Niero Condrieu "Cuvée de Chery"
1993 Nikolaihof Wachau Riesling Smaragd Vonstein
1996 Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Clos Windsbuhl
2000 Gangloff Côte-Rôtie Le Sereine Noire
1991 J. L. Chave Hermitage
1992 J. L. Chave Hermitage
1994 J. L. Chave Hermitage
1997 J. L. Chave Hermitage
1994 Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage "La Chapelle"
Pierre Peters Blanc de Blancs Champagne Brut
1999 Didier Dagueneau Pouilly-Fume Pur Sang
1996 Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage "La Chapelle"
1990 Domaine du Pégau Châteauneuf du Pape
1999 Gilles Robin Crozes Hermitage Cuvee Albéric Bouvet
1994 A. Clape Cornas
1996 E. Guigal Chateau d' Ampuis Côte-Rôtie
2002 B. Giacosa Arneis
1999 Dom. de Gachon St. Joseph
1998 Vineland Estate Cab/Merlot Reserve Niagara
1996 Chat. de Targe Saumur Champigny
2001 Dom. Calot Morgon
1999 Guigal Cote Rotie "Brune et Blond"
1996 Jamet Cote Rotie
1999 Milan Maximovitch's Raspberry late picked dessert wine

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© George Heritier  October 2003