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- Bucko - 04-22-2001 08:24 AM

1997 White Heron, Chantepierre, Washington, $11, 800 cases. A blend of 62% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Franc, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 3% Malbec. Softer on the palate and less complex than the Mariposa Red Wine, this wine does offer a nice spectrum of red fruit flavors. 84/86.

1998 White Heron, Dry Rose, Washington State, $7, 500 cases. A blend of Lemberger, Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc. Lovely aromas of strawberry and rhubarb are found in this very clean, very crisp wine. Tasty strawberry fruit takes the forefront, with a touch of rhubarb peering through. Worth the search to find. 87/93.

1997 White Heron, Red Wine, Mariposa Vineyard, Washington, $13, 224 cases. A blend of 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc, and 6% Malbec. The wine has a fruity, complex nose. Very elegant and easy on the palate, the juicy red and black fruit seems to change with every sip. Tasty. 86/89.

1999 White Heron, Pinot Noir, Mariposa Vineyard, Washington, $13, 140 cases. Medium-bodied, with nice acidity, this wine has black cherry fruit and cedar displayed on the nose and palate. It is difficult to find this level of quality at this price. 86/89.

1999 White Heron, Syrah, Mariposa Vineyard, Washington, $13. Black fruit, a touch of smoke and cedar greet the nose. Very fruity, elegant, with a touch of black pepper and food-friendly acidity, the wine paired beautifully with beef tenderloin and green peppercorn sauce. 86/90.


- cpurvis - 04-22-2001 05:48 PM

Bucko, maybe I missed it on another thread, but whence cometh the official Buckmeister ratings scheme? And is it really useful, or just a sign of dementia in the physician? [img][/img] cp

- Bucko - 04-22-2001 07:55 PM

Resurrected Jerry's pld dual quality vs. value scheme at the request of trade folks. Hey, I'm pliable..... demented too, but that is baseline. (ahem)


- mrdutton - 04-22-2001 10:36 PM

Bucko, I can not disagree with the way you rate wine. I think it is pretty smart.

But you rate these wines that are almost impossible to find here on the other coast (East that is....).

I guess I'll just have to move to Washington or California or (what is that third state on the West Coast?)............

- barnesy - 04-22-2001 10:59 PM

That would be Oregon!

Will be moving back to the moldy state here in June.


- winoweenie - 04-23-2001 07:33 AM

MrD the rating system has much merit.Rating the score of the wine, then the P/Q ratio gives a very clear picture where the values be. The Curmster loved wines that landed in the 85/90 ratio or above on the P/Q . Keep up the gooot Verk, Oh noble Huckle-Buckmeister. WW

- cpurvis - 04-24-2001 06:26 PM

MrD, jus' leave your car at home & rent a Conestoga for the Oregon trip...tha's all we drive out here [img][/img]

"moldy" is right B. Directional thought for the day: western Washington & northwest Oregon, where the moss grows on the north side of the trees...and people.


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- barnesy - 04-24-2001 10:52 PM

Actaully, up there it has to grow on the south side of the trees because there just isn't enough sun on the north side.


- Bucko - 04-25-2001 07:43 AM

But you rate these wines that are almost impossible to find here on the other coast (East that is....).
Hey, I can't help it if you live on the wrong coast..... even your crabs are afraid to grow up, unlike our dungeness and king crabs. [img][/img]

You can always call the wineries and have them ship, unless you live in a felony state that is.


- winoweenie - 04-25-2001 09:11 PM

Talk to them dudes Le'Buckstro-pooper-daddie. Now-way-now-how they can get none of our Dungenessem Clabsters. WW

- Bucko - 04-25-2001 09:37 PM

We need to get them boyz to move to the West Coast, or as K-J is now trying to get recognized, the "True Coast." What's up with that?


- Drew - 04-30-2001 05:05 PM

Insultin' our blue crabs is fightin' words Bucko...


- Bucko - 04-30-2001 05:17 PM

I figured I'd get a rise out of someone! LOL!


- winoweenie - 04-30-2001 07:19 PM

Buckster=roonie, Drew's no Lil' Ole' Lady. WW

- Bucko - 04-30-2001 07:40 PM

No, he just takes on those lil old blue crabs. I'll wait til he comes out to WA and I'll take him out crabbing for some REAL crabs that will kick his as... uh, backside. [img][/img]