South Coast Wine Bibbers

Official Unofficial Wine Club of The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, California

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

2006 Bibbers Holiday Dinner

Champagne
Three btls. 1996 Veuve-Clicquot, La Grande Dame, Champagne (Howard)
Three btls. Tête-de-Cuvée Champagne (Jerry)

First Course/Fois Gras
Two-three half btls. 1983 Ch. Guiraud, Sauternes (Mike)
One btl. 1983 Ch. Rieussec, Sauternes (Sid)

Pinot Noir/Red Burgundy
Three btls. 1995 Calera, Jensen Vineyard, Pinot Noir (John)
Three btls. 1985 Gevrey-Chambertin, La Romanee Vineyard, Societe Civile du Domaine Des Varoilles (Mike)

Cabernet Sauvignon - Flight One
3.0L 1980 Beringer, State Lane Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon (Dan)
One btl. and one 1.5L 1990 Beringer, Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Terry)

Red Bordeaux
Four btls. 1982 Ch. Le Gay, Pomerol (Dave L.)
Two 1.5L's 1988 Ch. Ducru-Beaucaillou, St. Julien (David C.)
Three btls. 1990 Ch. Pichon-Lalande, Pauillac (Sid)

Cabernet Sauvignon - Flight Two
3.0L 1997 Phelps, Insignia (Dave W.)
Three btls. 1997 Ch. Montelena, Cabernet Sauvignon (Linden)

Dessert
One btl. 1985 Graham's Port (John)
One btl. 1977 Dow's Port (Linden)

Thursday, November 02, 2006

2003 Bordeaux Oct. 26, 2006

Overall, I thought it was a nice group of wines. They were more approachable than I would have expected for young Bordeaux. The two ringers, while not classic Bordeaux, were excellent values. - Linden

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

October 2006 Bibbers

2003 Red Bordeaux

1. Ch. Pape-Clément, Pessac-Léognan (2 firsts/1 second/1 third/2 fourths,15 points)
2. 2004 Hahn, Meritage (ringer) (3/0/1/0, 14 points)
3. Ch. Clos Fourtet, St. Émilion (2/1/0/1, 12 points)
4. Ch. l'Arrosée, St. Émilion (2//01/0, 10 points)
5. Ch. Pontet-Canet, Pauillac (0/3/0/0, 9 points)
6. Ch. Larcis-Ducasse, St. Émilion (0/2/1/1, 9 points)
7. Ch. Calon-Ségur, St. Estèphe (0/2/0/3, 9 points)
8. Ch. La Vieille Curé, Fronsac (ringer) (1/0/2/0, 8 points)
9. Ch. Gruaud-Larose, St. Julien (0/1/1/0, 5 points)
10. Ch. Pavillon Rouge, Margaux (0/0/2/0, 4 points)
11. Ch. Monbusquet, St. Emilion (0/0/1/2, 4 points)
12. Ch. Lynch-Bages, Pauillac (0/0/0/1, 1 point)