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francescaNYC Feb 13, 2009 11:10 AM

I'm looking to your expert opinion for a wine that will complement the Valentine's day dinner I'm cooking:

boiled lobster
truffled mashed potatos
roasted asparagus

I know I should get a fuller bodied white -but I'm not a fan of anything oaky/buttery.

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  1. oolah Feb 13, 2009 11:58 AM

    Have you had white burgundy? It is aged in oak, yes, but I'd hardly describe it as oaky/buttery -- and it would go beautifully with your menu. I'd look specifically for a Meursault. If you wanted to stick with California wines, Ramey makes a beautiful full bodied chardonnay that is not at all oaky or buttery.

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    1. re: oolah
      Bill Hunt Feb 13, 2009 07:08 PM

      Sounds great to me. I might also add a red Burg, just to cover all bases (like the truffles), but with the main being lobster, a white Burg would be my frist choice too.


    2. carswell Feb 13, 2009 12:04 PM

      A fine dry Chenin Blanc (Savennières, Vouvray, Montlouis)

      An unoaky white Burgundy (a few I've recently enjoyed, listed in ascending order by price: Terres Dorées's Beaujolais blanc; Bret Brothers' Pouilly-Fuissé "Terre de Fuissé"; Hubert Lamy's Saint-Aubins; Bonneau de Martray's Corton-Charlemagnes)

      A northern Rhône white (Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, Saint-Joseph)

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        DavidT Feb 13, 2009 04:04 PM

        How about a nice Champagne?

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          whiner Feb 13, 2009 04:04 PM

          CHAMPAGNE!!!! Preferably blancs de blanc.

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          1. re: whiner
            vickib Feb 13, 2009 05:09 PM

            Champagne, truffles, and lobster. Yummmmm.

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            MDub Feb 13, 2009 05:35 PM

            1. Blanc de blanc - Schramsberg (from CA) makes a nice one
            2. White Burgundy - maybe a Marsault
            3. Riesling from Alsace region of france. Very food friendly.

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              A2fay Feb 13, 2009 09:23 PM

              I'd have to go with the Chenin Blanc, preferably from the Loire in some miniscule appelation......Domaine Jo Pithon comes to mind......imo THE BEST wine with asparagus and also good w/ the truffles........if not maybe something from the Alto Adige....but the Chenin would be my overwhelmiong favorite!!!


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                francescaNYC Feb 14, 2009 07:20 AM

                Thank you all so much. I'm off to the Chelsea Market wine shop right now!

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