TN: Crianza, Beaujolais

Monday I had blackeyed peas in the slow cooker and a salad, threw some
kombu in a pot and got some miso soup going. Wine was the 2008
Celebration (Evening Land) Beaujolais Villages. Light and fresh, red
fruit with underbrush and earth. Tart and tasty. B
Tuesday was chicken breast and pesto from the freezer with pasta, I
opened the 2007 Bavard "Les Champs Perrier" Bourgogne. Good acids, but
a bit muted and musty. With air it became apparent this was (lightly)
corked. It was a bit late to run downstairs for another white, so
seltzer had to suffice with dinner. But I felt like a glass as I did
some computer work after dinner, and started to pour some leftover
Evening Land. But a half of the 2005 Lopez de Heredia "Vina Cubillo"
Rioja called to me. A little tight, and maybe a little disjointed at
first, but comes together nicely. Red fruits, coffee, aniseed. Mid-
bodied, keeps evolving. A B for now, we'll see how remainder does
tomorrow evening.
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.
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On Wed, 16 Feb 2011 12:57:57 -0800 (PST), DaleW wrote:
Ah! You fixed the word wrapping. Glad to see it, and thanks!
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Ken Blake
The champion wine poster is word wrapping once again! Joy to the world of avid wine review readers!
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I'd forgotten all about the Evening Lands operation. It's good to hear that they're making decent wine, though the whole trans-Atlantic thing is still a bit weird.
Mark Lipton
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