Hot evening Wednesday, but nice group gathered by river in shade for jazz concert. We carried grilled shrimp over greens, pate, culatello, cheeses, and fruit.
2005 Cazin ?Vendanges Manuelles? Cour-Cheverny
This is the (mostly) dry, not the Renaissance. Lively acids, sweet grapefruit, a waxy note. Fun young and bright. B++
2018 Mas de Gourgonnier rose
Classic Provence rose, pale and lithe, dry and satisfying. B/B+
Others shared a red snapper ceviche, chicken, broccoli salad and more. Plus more wine
2017 Pepiere ?Briords?
Full, minerally, crisp, classic. A-/B+
2018 And Why Am I Mr Pink rose
Name is best part of this wine. Modest acids, quiet strawberry fruit, needs either more zip or more body. B-/C+
2017 Petite Gallee (Coteaux du Lyonnais)
Geranium gamay, and a little barnyard. Tart. C+/B-
2014 Granger ?Le Bouteau? Beaujolais Villages
Plenty of body, some herbs over black cherry fruit, tangy. B/B+
Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent wine, B a good wine, C drinkable. Anything below C means I wouldn't drink at a party where it was only choice.Furthermore, I offer no promises of objectivity, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency.
- posted 1 month ago