The Edinburgh Wine Club 

“California here I come”

18 May 2017


WINE

DATE

GRAPE

ALC

%

REGION

SUPPLIER

PRICE

Comment

Ranking 1-3

B.W. & B.V.


Quartet Brut

(Roederer estates)


NV

70% Chardonnay

30% Pinot Noir

12

Anderson Valley, Mendocino Co

Wine Society

£21

Lemon & brioche notes on nose (reminiscent of champagne) but more ripeness. Fine mousse yet firm, flavours really develop on palate, encouraging a 2nd sip. “Very enjoyable”


B.V.

2

Dry Creek

2015

Chenin Blanc

13

Clarksburg, Sacramento Delta


Henderson’s

12.25

Boiled sweeties, white pear, pineapple & banana on nose.

Refreshing, mandarin, melon & white pear on palate


3

Smoking Loon

2013

Viognier

13.5

Napa Valley

Henderson’s

14.25

Nose: Lychee, pepper. Apricot &nectarine. Palate: Mango, orange marmalade, apricot & grilled pineapple. Full bodied and rich. Notes of Meyer lemon and candied orange zest.


4

Ironstone

2015

Chardonnay

13.5

Lodi (Murphy’s)

Central Valley

Henderson’s

13.50

Nose: Wet (Scottish) granite! Gooseberry. Tropical flavours. Aromas of honeysuckle, savoury butterscotch and vanilla.


5

Truchard

2014

Chardonnay

14.1

Napa Valley

(Carneros)

Henderson’s

24.99

Buttered toast, oak, apple and lime. Palate: melon and citrus fruit with good acidity, creamy. “A pretty wine that ticks all the boxes; expertly done.”

(Decanter) 90/100



6

Frog’s Leap

2014

Chardonnay

13.5

Napa Valley




Wine Society

23.00

Lemon, flint and apple notes, fine textured mouth and a long finish. White flower aromas, Dry & good acidity. Brioche and toasting aromas. Rich ripe fruit, apples.


B.W.


3rd equal

7

Au Bon Climat

2014

Chardonnay

13.5

Santa Ynez Valley

Wine Society

27

One comment – “one could smell this all night and drink something else” !!

Great palate, bursting with flavour” “beeswax”. Toasty, baked-apple and citrus notes, full in body. A long finish.


8

The Society’s Exhibition (Frog’s Leap)

2014

92% Cabernet Sauvignon

8% Merlot

13.5

Napa Valley

Wine Society

18.00

Custard, crŹme brulleę.

Cassis, cedar, fresh tobacco leaf, firm tannins, long finish.



3rd equal

9

Ironstone

2014

Merlot 89% Cab franc 11%

13.5

Lodi

Central Valley

Henderson’s

13.50

Raspberry, strawberries.

Black cherry, black plums, hint of vanilla and toast, nougat, caramel, cedar. Well-balanced complex finish.


10

De Loach

2015

Pinot Noir

14.5

Russian River,

Sonoma

Henderson’s

19.50

Red berry, hints of cherry and forest floor. Comments of “cabbage” & “caramel”. Palate - black cherry, strawberry, fine-grained tannins. The finish lingers with toasty undertones, excellent balance.



11

Truchard

2013

Pinot Noir

14.1

Carneros,

Napa Valley

Henderson’s

24.99

Pomegranate, rhubarb & wild strawberry and earth. Mouth- silky flavours of cranberry, plum, cherries & sweet vanilla. Firm acidity & delicate tannins fill the palate & provide finish of spice & red fruit.


2nd

12

Frog’s Leap

2014

Zinfandel

13.8

Napa Valley

Wine Society

23.00

A south Rhone nose”. Cherry, vanilla, custard & great intensity, juicy acidity. Good finish. Good acidity and fine tannins.


13

Seghesio

2014

Zinfandel

15

Sonoma County

Henderson’s

23.60

Good legs. Raspberry, blueberry, bramble and spicy flavours, full-bodied, dark fruits, damson, slightly “sour”. “A well made wine”.


1st



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