TN: Burg, Napa, El Dorado


With a grilled pork tenderloin, the 2006 Honig Sauvignon Blanc (Napa) from 375. No apparent wood, good ripeness, just a hint of grass. Identifiable as Sauvignon Blanc, but more to the tropical end of fruit spectrum. OK acidity, decent value. B/B-
The 2005 Bitouzet-Prieur Bourgogne is pretty hard and uncharming the first night. I'm not a happy camper. But on night 2 the tannins have receded, some nice sweet black cherry fruit has taken the lead role, with earth and spice as supporting actors. This is a basic Bourgogne that could use some time. I would have given it a C on night one, but ends up B+/B.
What more needs to be said about the 2006 Edmunds St. John "Bone Jolly" Gamay Noir Rose? Just lovely, quite structured for a pink, stands up well to some herbed salmon on grill. Cherries and strawberries, flowers. Fun and satisfying wine. B+
Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent wine, B a good wine, C mediocre. 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. =A0
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