TN: Alsace, Beaujolais, Cote d'Or

Monday was roast chicken (after overnight marination in buttermilk and herb
s), beets, and salad with the 2014 Clos de Roilette (Coudert) Fleurie. Real
ly easy to like- crunchy raspberry and cherry fruit, some herbal notes, jus
t a hint of provencal spices. Good acids, light but supporting tannin, nice
length. This could age a bit but I'm betting my bottles go to an early dea
th. B++
Tuesday Betsy was in city and I had leftovers and the 2013 Trimbach Pinot B
lanc. Dry but with sweet pear and melon fruit, decent acids, some mineral a
nd smoke on finish. Not very complex- hey, it's PB- but clean and a fine va
lue at under $10, B/B-
Wednesday was all clear liquids (unfortunately not including white wine) fo
llowed by a colon cleanser (much better than old ones), Thursday I didn't h
ave alcohol after colonoscopy in AM. So tonight happy to open the 2013 Fran
cois Carillon Puligny-Montrachet with some steamed clams while I prepare fo
r unexpected guests. Midbodied, good tension, pear fruit with a touch of ha
zelnut and toast. Pleasant, typical, young. 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 p
arty where it was only choice.Furthermore, I offer no promises of objectivi
ty, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency.
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