A Day with Terry Theise

Ferry Plaza Wine Merchants

San Francisco

Terry Theise talked about each wine, and Thomas Klinger from Bründlmayer and Christine Saahs from Nikolaihof talked about their respective wines.

NV Gaston Chicquet Blanc de Blancs d’Aÿ (’99) $38
Could be great with food. Long, long finish. Very true chardonnay champagne. In magnums it is vintage dated.

NV Jean Lallement Brut Grand Cru Verzenay $43
Really interesting. Really long finish. 80% Pinot Noir 20% Chardonnay. Lallement makes one other cuvee, the reserve “purple label” 1700 cases (one of them now is ours). Joanne liked it a lot.

2002 Nikolaihof Grüner Veltliner Hefeazbug Wachau $25
Jo: Didn’t like. Lots of acid.

2002 Heidler Grüner Veltliner Thal Kamptal $25
Overripe fruit and alcohol.

2002 Nigl Grüner Veltliner Privat Kremstal $43
Greener.

2002 Bründlmayer Grüner Veltliner Ried Lamm Kamptal $63
Spicy.

2002 Bründlmayer Riesling Kamptaler Terrassen Kamptal $24
No comments.

2000 Nikolaihof Riesling Smaragd Steiner Hund Wachau $50
We liked it enough to consider buying a bottle.

2002 Jamek Riesling Smaragd Ried Klaus Wachau $58
Really acidic.

2002 Nigel Riesling Privat Kremstal $60
Really long finish.

2002 Gysler Weinheimer Holle Silvaner Halbtrocken Rheinhessen $11
This is our new house white. A great drinker. Good for house white. We bought a case – that’s a huge amount for us.

2002 Willi Schaefer Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Mosel-Saar-Ruwer $25
Liked a lot! Long finish.

2002 Toni Jost Bacharacher Hahn Riesling Kabinett Mittelrhein $25
Liked a lot!

2002 J.J. Christoffel Urzinger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese Mosel-Saar-Ruwer 29
Liked a lot.

1999 Heidi Schrock Weissburgunder Ausbruch Elysium III Burgenland $98
Intense apricot. New oak. 12-14% alcohol. Made in the extreme eastern part of Austria. Lots of botrytris.

2001 Eugen Müller Forster Ungeheuer Scheurebe Eiswein Pfalz $64
I remember this as tasty but not fantastic. We took no notes on it.




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