Favorite Reds - John Wocher Special

February 20, 2004


The last tasting of The Tokyo Wine Society was held at the Restaurant on 14th Floor of Hotel Francs, Makuhari, with wine from John's cellar. Such as Bellinger, is John's favorite for 90's, Ch St. Jean is Wine Spectator Wine of the Year in 1998, Ch Quinault L'Enclos is another one of his favorite for unfined-unfiltered-no pesticides-organic-physician made, Downing Family is a newcomer he claims, and many more with outstanding charactors.
However, tonight was turned out to be a Zinfandel night. Zin had 1-2 finish. Cape Mentelle Zin, he said, is hard one to get, so he brought it in for a treat. Carlisle was the second, but had 1/3 of attendees selected this as the first. Well, John. I thought you were the pauillac lover. Are you seeing somebody else these days?



No Wine Year Grape Region Yen Shop Rank 1s 2s Ls
A Beringer Knight's Valley 1993 CS Napa, USA - From John's cellar 4 1 2 2
B Carlisle Russian River, Tom Freeney Ranch 2000 Zinfandel Sonoma, USA - From John's cellar 2 6 1 3
C Chateau St. Jean Cinc Cepages 1996 CS,CF, Merlot Sonoma, USA - From John's cellar 8 0 3 1
D Cape Mentelle 2000 Zinfandel Australia - From John's cellar 1 4 1 1
E Rosemount Estate Balmoral Syrah 1998 Syrah Australia - From John's cellar 5 0 2 0
F Chateau Fougas Maldorer 2000 Merlot,CS,CF Bordeaux - From John's cellar 9 1 2 3
G Chateau Quinault L'Enclos 1998 Merlot,CS,CF St Emilion, Bordeaux - From John's cellar 7 2 1 3
H Downing Family 1998 CS Napa, USA - From John's cellar 6 2 1 2
I Penfolds Bin 707 1999 CS Australia - From John's cellar 3 1 4 2

Rank: 1=Most Prefered, 9=Worst,
1s:No of attendee prefered best,
2s: No of attendee chose second best,
Ls:No of atendee ranked worst

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