Friday, January 1, 2010

R. Dumont and Fils Brut Champagne NV


Picked this wine up at Pete's too--28$. Never heard of this producer/house, but it was pretty all right by me. A little yeasty, with lots of lemon character. Ripe and full bodied, with a lemony finish. Comes off as being a bit flabby to me, and viscous/syrupy/sweet. Maybe this has a really high dosage? Would be interesting to know. B- Also drank some Cristalino Cava with my friend Pete and his girlfriend Alex, which was quite light-bodied in comparison to this. We went to Lo-Fi again (did last year too) for soul night--which has to be the most entertaining New Year's thing to do in Seattle. And what New Year's Eve would be complete with out lots of cheap beer (PBR), and beyond awful Andre (I think?) at midnight. And then we got tacos, which, I have to say, were awful. Seattle has nothing on Los Angeles, at least in the taco department.

5 comments:

johncesano said...

Sorry about the quality taco dearth in Seattle, but I enjoy reading your blog. Keep enjoying wine.

Jeff said...

Like yours' too. Interesting post on pregnancy and drinking...several women that I know that have had babies have taken the same stance as you, and of course, the kids turned out fine.

And tacos in Seattle? Yeah, Seattle doesn't know how to make tacos. Luckily, I live in LA so normally I don't have that problem. There are almost too many good tacos here...

Matt Mauldin, CSW said...
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Matt Mauldin said...

Jeff, was this a Brut?

Jeff said...

Yeah, and as I'm sure you know, there can be a huge range -- 6-12g/L, if memory serves me right. Someone was telling me that Veuve Clicquot has gradually moved their dosage up to the maximum to appeal more to the American palate in recent years, and consequently, it used to be a lot better. Anyways, I don't know what the deal was, I suppose that it could have just been the wine, but it was bordering on syrupy and came off as a little flabby. Still Champagne and not New World though; it didn't have the whole fruitiness aspect.