Rich's Beaujolais Dinner Party

 

Menu:

Spicy Brined Pork Chops
Mango-Tomato Chutney
Fresh Herbed Pasta Salad
Papaya Halves with Lime
Marionberry Pie a' la mode

(get recipes here)

Six wines from Beujolais, one from Burgundy made with gamay grapes. All from K&L
in Redwood City. Styles ranged from "New Style" 100% carbonic maceration to "Old Style"
100% the way most red wines are made in barrels. Most were a combination of the two styles.
Check out the links for a description of these:

http://www.beaujolais-wines.com/crus.htm

http://www.weimax.com/beaujola.htm

Tasting notes were thin on the ground, we did not do a group ranking. Here's what I could find:

Warmup: 2001 Louis Tete Beaujolais Villages, "Le Pot" $7.99 Generally well-liked.
1) 2000 Beaujolais, lAncien, Vielles Vignes, Jean-Paul Brun $9.99

7
++
Thin and tinny

2) 2000 Brouilly, Chateau de La Chaize $12.99 8
++++++
Yum! Fruity and fresh.
Very red.
3) 2000 Moulin a Vent, Domaine Oliver Merlin $13.99

7.9
+++++
More barrell, earthy

4) 1999 En Bollery, "Terres d'en Face" Domaine Vougeraie 8.4
++++
Great with pork!
5) 1998 Moulin a Vent, Domaine Romanesca $13.99 5
+
Ick- flat
6) 1999 Moulin a Vent, Domaine Lous Tete $13.99 6.9
+++
Not good, like five