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Back in the High Life

(October 19, 2009) Many wine folk I know have trimmed back their buying, but we've still got stuff squirreled away that wants drinking. A recent weeknight get-together gave us reason enough to open:

**1995 Jean Gros Vosne Romanee Clos des Reas. You don't need a pukka palate to nail this as Burgundy in a blind tasting. It's got grace and layers of flavor, initial earthiness giving way to raspberries and minerals. Drink now if you got it and enjoy.

***2000 Marcassin Pinot Noir Blue Slide also announces itself loud and clear, and I'm loving every syllable. When the fruit struts onstage, you gasp, you grin -- you wonder if its too gosh-darned beautiful to have any talent -- then, tada! It ties on its tap shoes and dances its way into your sense-centers, demanding more devotion with each eager sip. Call me crass for picking this over the Burg, but I defies ya to taste both and do any different.

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