TNs: Two Burgs and Ketcham 07

  • 2007 Ketcham Estate Pinot Noir Russian River Valley - USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (5/9/2010)
    14.4% alcohol. Very nice example of the 2007 vintage. This has a dark cherry color and is concentrated and still tightly wound. Showing a touch of oak on the nose, with black cherry, blackberry, and baking spice. In the mouth, rich and quite plush, with somewhat more restrained black Pinot fruit thank you might expect. Potent acidity and back end structure. This is a more serious and ageable effort than even the excellent 2005. A-
  • 2008 Domaine Taupenot-Merme Bourgogne Passetoutgrains - France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Passetoutgrains (5/9/2010)
    12.5% alcohol. Bright red color. Pretty nose of high-toned cherry and raspberry with a strong dose of minerals. In the mouth, slightly grapey with fruit all the way, leading to the sharp acidity. Solid finish. Good value. B/B+
  • 2008 Domaine Huber-Verdereau Bourgogne - France, Burgundy, Bourgogne (5/8/2010)
    12.5% alcohol. What an excellent example of what you can achieve at the Bourgogne level. Light red cherry color, clear at the rim of the glass. Lovely nose packed with minerals, sour cherry, and a light touch of spice. In the mouth, linear and pure, with terrific red cherry fruit and plenty of minerality to go with the strong acidity. Solid finish. Terrific value. B+

Posted from CellarTracker

Tom - nice note on the Ketcham. I love the '07 and bought almost a case when it was offered in the 08 release letter. A serious pinot that is only going to get better.

I also love the Ketcham - a stellar example of Pinot in the modern style.

Tom, can I ask the tarriff on the Burgs?

Mike – these were Scott Paul wine club picks … I recall they were both about $13-$15? Smoking value.