Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Ridge Lytton Springs 2003


One of my favorite things is having long, meaningful conversations with my wife T, over a bottle of wine. I cannot say enough about how much I appreciate that 1. T - really enjoys her wine and 2. that she holds her alcohol better than most guys I know. Which is saying something seeing as that most of my drinking buddies throw back alcohol at a rate that would make the Surgeon General cringe!!

I am reminded of special moments we've shared over Kistler McCrea '94 @ Nobu, NYC; sipping D'Yquem '90 in a suite @ The Plaza overlooking Central Park; drinking a great bottle of Philip Togni '91 on the rooftop of her bohemian East Village apartment, whilst the familiar sounds of the city roared from the street below. Ahhh...the good life.....

Shared recently was a bottle of Ridge Lytton Springs 2003, which was a welcome departure from the Pinot-philic mode i've been in recently.

T-notes > Deep hues of black and blue, the wine was initially about as tight as an old wedding tux. Allowed some time to breath, it then really began to strut its stuff. The palate - an amalgamation of raw egg white, freshly ground white pepper and the finest dark chocolate. The tannins were firm, but provided grip to the bold, ostentatious flavors. Really enjoyed this.

5 Comments:

Blogger Enoch Choi said...

you'd have loved the montebello assemblage futures tasting last sunday:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/enochchoi/sets/72057594081259849/

here are my wine notes:
http://www.enochchoi.com/thoughts/archives/cat_wine.html

i'm coming to singapore in june, want some ridge?

3/22/2006 12:51:00 AM  
Blogger dominus91 said...

hey enoch,

the assemblage tasting looked like great fun. had a bottle of '92 montebello recently and it was fab. have also had some memorable experiences with the '91. you by any chance have anything older? '87 maybe?

let me know when you plan on being in town and we can arrange to hook up for a drink.

cheers,

jon

3/25/2006 01:37:00 PM  
Blogger Henry Hariyono said...

dude, scoring high points with the wife! yeah, but seriously, wine's really a nice thing to share with the wife. i have millions of miles to go with fiona in this respect. btw, where did you get the ridge bottles nowadays?

3/29/2006 09:03:00 PM  
Blogger dominus91 said...

henry, my friend, it's been a while. sorry i missed the mugnier tasting last week, but am trying to come drink the joseph matrot mersaults with you guys tomorrow night.

btw, ridge is available at culina.

3/30/2006 12:48:00 PM  
Blogger Henry Hariyono said...

cool... i am sure you'd appreciate matrot. meaty whites with honest-to-goodness typicity. it'd be my first time trying the reds though. looks promising... nonetheless, the proof is in the bottle. so let's try it together.

3/30/2006 01:58:00 PM  

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