Just some of the detritus from last night’s splendid NY Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children fundraising dinner. The wines were donated by Robert Kacher Selections and true to form were delightful, authentic, inexpensive French country wines from family producers Mas Lavail and Chateau d’OrYour Thoughts
Yup, that’s not a typo, this Barefoot Cellars Chardonnay is the real thing. The secret: there’s as much as 25% Viognier in the blend — Barefoot don’t reveal the exact amount but you can definitely taste it as it accounts for the lush tropical fruit flavors, and a little Viognier goes a long way. Not an elegant food wine, but a sure-fire winner for your next charity gala when the price/crown appeal ratio is this irresistible.Your Thoughts
Sotheby’s Wine Retail NY has terrific deals on ready-to-drink Bordeaux Third Growth (it deserves better than that) Chateau Palmer.
The Krug 1995 was stale and lifeless after twenty years, what a waste, but the Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blanc 2002 was a gentle, subtle delight.Your Thoughts