May 30, 2006 - Joanne
Vineyard Brands

2004 Red Burgundy Tasting

at Jardiniere Restaurant
San Francisco, CA – May 18, 2006

(The right-most column is Bottles Desired. - Jack)

Bruno Clair
These wines had classic Burgundy characteristics. Very clean and elegant.
2004 Bruno Clair Marsannay Longeroies Nose of crushed red cherries. Cherries and shale in center. Clean clean finish.
2004 Bruno Clair Chambolle Musigny Veroilles Fresh Pickles on nose. Bright fresh cilantro/coriander center.
2004 Bruno Clair Savigny Les Beaune La Dominode 1er Cru Slightly spicy nose. Hard slightly fruity center with spicyness. Very very acidic finish.
2004 Bruno Clair Gevrey Chambertin Clos St. Jacques 1er Cru Pickling spices on nose. Slight tannic very young center and finish. Grand Cru to Jack. Elegant.
2004 Bruno Clair Gevrey Chambertin Cazetiers 1er Cru Pickles and spices on nose. Brighter and softer than St. Jacques. Elegant clean finish.

Vincent Girardin
We first started drinking Girardin's wines in 1995 and really like his style.
We’re sad that he recently sold his vineyards in Maranges and Santenay.
2004 Vincent Girardin Cotes de Beaune Villages Warm animal and minerally nose. Bright acidic slightly fruity center. Long finish. 
2004 Vincent Girardin Maranges Fussieres 1er Cru Minerally fruity nose. Appealing nose. Slightly soft spicy center with sandalwood on finish. Clean finish. Good value.
2004 Vincent Girardin Santenay Maladieres 1er Cru Clean fruit on nose. Soft fruit, slightly creamy center. With a slightly tannic finish. Another good value.
2004 Vincent Girardin Santenay Gravieres 1er Cru Clean fruit on nose. Lots of fruit. Soft soft clean center. Slightly creamy acids on finish. Another good value.
2004 Vincent Girardin Chassagne Montrachet
Clos de la Boudriotte
Intense minerally fruity nose. Harder center. Young. Clean acidic finish.
2004 Vincent Girardin Pommard Vignots Minerals and warm blood on nose. Almost a citric element. Very acidic center and bright fruit. Young with a very clean finish.
2004 Vincent Girardin Volnay Santenots 1er Cru Great nose. Slightly pickley with fruit and floral notes. Very clean fruity center. Great acids. Elegant. Great value.
2004 Vincent Girardin Echezeaux Grand Cru Darker fruit on nose with wet minerals. Confit of cherries. Clean elegant finish. Long finish. Very balanced.
2004 Vincent Girardin Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru Nose of red stone fruit and red flowers. Deep fruit. Long, long finish.

Henri Gouges
2004 Henri Gouges Nuits St. Georges Intense stinky nose. Warm earth. Slightly medicinal nose. Very clean finish – showing some tannins on finish.
2004 Henri Gouges Nuits St. Georges Chene Carteaux 1er Cru Wet earth, stone, blood on nose. Hard finish.
2004 Henri Gouges Nuits St. Georges Clos des Porrets St. Geo 1er Cru Animals and blood on nose with herbal notes underneath. A little closed. Minerally hard center. Very young. Very very tannic finish. Hard to judge.

Thierry et Pascal Matrot
All of these wines can be drunk young.
2004 Matrot, Thierry et Pascal Meursault Nose of antique roses and berries – perfumey. Great fruit. A burgundian quaffer. Drink now.
2004 Matrot, Thierry et Pascal Volnay Santenots 1er Cru More minerally nose. Hard center. Clean minerally finish. Young.
2004 Matrot, Thierry et Pascal Blagny La Piece sous la Bois Really complex nose. Minerals and flower petals with a hint of spice. Almost slightly herbal finish.

These wines are elegant with great acids – they really need food to shine.
2004 Mongeard-Mugneret Bourgogne Fruit and animally nose. Cherry jam fruit throughout. Good acids on finish.
2004 Mongeard-Mugneret Savigny Les Beaunes Narbantons 1er Cru Cured cherries/almost fresh raisins on nose. Acidic dried fruit blackberry center. Clean slightly acidic finish.
2004 Mongeard-Mugneret Vosne Romanee Les Orveaux 1er Cru Dried cherries on nose. Bright slightly acidic center. Lots of acids on finish. Clean.
2004 Mongeard-Mugneret Echezeaux Grand Cru Lightly floral and fruity nose. Elegant structured center with a very clean finish.
2004 Mongeard-Mugneret Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru Complex fruit and flower nose. Deep complex fruit center. A baby. Very elegant. Great acids.

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