The board of The Vintage Port Club does not have meetings that often. But when we meet, we are always having a glass or two, and not just port, but table wine as well. Often the meeting include a dinner, and we try to match the wines too the food.
Normally everyone brings a bottle or two and often the wines are served blind. Yesterday’s list of wine was quite impressive – not just in numbers but in quality as well. I did not make notes, but here is the list:
Blancs de Blancs Valdiviesio
Champagne Valois extra dry
Dr. Loosen 2007 Graacher Himmelreich Riesling
Alsace 2006 Riesling gr. Cru
Dr. Nägler Rheingau 1996 Riesling Spätlese
Dr. Heinrich Nägler Rheingau 1976 Riesling Auslese
Select Blocks Sauvignon Blancs 2011 Marlborough New Zealand
Hartley Ostini – Hitching Post Highliner 2008 Pinot Noir Santa Barbara
Dominus, Napa Valley 2002
Sauternes: Ch. Lafaurie Peyraguey 1994
Andresen Vintage 2009
Among the peaks of the evening were the Rheingau Spätlese 1996, Dominus 2002, Cockburn 1970 and Fonseca 1970.