POLKA DOT: Pellizotti
LANTERN ROUGE: Kenny Robert Van Hummel
COMMENTS: Sucks that George didn’t take yellow. No question Astana could have done less to catch him, so Armstrong saying they wish he’d taken it rings a bit false. Still, the main thing seems to be the Garmin-Columbia rivalry.
WINE: Domaine Ehrhart Val St. Gregoire
GRAPE(S): Pinot Auxerrois
NOTES: Some rustic dried apricot and lime on the nose. Lots of papaya and dried apricot on the palate. Lacking in structure but solid. Green apple, full force, nice fleshy fruit, almost candied or sweet cream adn green tea. But I don’t buy the sales pitch about Auxerrois. Honey and tea on the nose.
COMMENTS: Nice wine–remarkable clarity. Deep colour but absolutely see through. Strong berry notes but not not a lot of flavor up front.