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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

On 6:25 PM by The Bloggers @ 67 Wine in ,    No comments
I didn't go for any big, top shelf (deep cellar) wines this weekend, but I did have a couple I really enjoyed.

Saturday night, my wife (Chris) and I went to JoJo, the first New York restaurant of Jean Georges Vongerichten. The restaurant is in a brownstone on East 64th Street, and is decorated in a very traditional manner. Burgundy fabrics and soft textures abound. Even though the restaurant is small, and tables are close together, it was never loud. I started with a Peekytoe Crabmeat which I thoroughly enjoyed. Chris started with a special, a Mushroom Ravioli with Asparagus. She like it, but liked mine a lot. We both opted for the Duck as a main course, and it was wonderful. It was perfectly cooked and beautifully seasoned. For our wine, we had a 2004 Savigny-lès-Beaune Lavières 1er Cru Burgundy from Tollot-Beaut. I found it to be medium bodied, with plenty of black cherry and cola flavors. It finished with an earthiness that played well off the slight gaminess of the duck.

We have a new vintage of the Domaine du Pavillon Mercurol Crozes Hermitage (2006) and I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't try it! It was very good, with nice ripe Syrah flavors and a lush mouthfeel. We sell it for $18.99. It has a new label, and I'm waiting for an image. It will go up here as soon as I get it.

Paul - 4/8/2008

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