TN: ESJ, Guignier, Bedrock, and a cava

A friend and his pup visited Tuesday, we started with lobster salad, tapena
de, and the
2009 Agusti Torello Mata Cava Reserva. Very crisp, lemon and apple, brisk.
Refreshing if not compelling. B/B-
While the dogs enjoyed their bones we had grilled spiced cauliflower, a sal
ad of marinated celery with chickpeas/basil/tomato, corn, and a couple of w
2015 Edmunds St John Bone Jolly rose
I’m always a fan of the ESJ gamay pink, but I think this vintage is
even better than usual.
Full cherry and raspberry fruit but solid acidic core. Nice herbal accents.
2015 Michel Guignier Beaujolais
Very fresh fruit, strawberry and cherry with just a hint of fizz, fun and e
asy to drink. B/B+
No wine with dinner Wednesday (tuna in red sauce on pasta) as I was leading
group to city afterwards. Thursday we had a guest from France for dinner-
she was visiting a friend of ours who had to go out of town on a family eme
rgency, so we invited her guest over. Salmon, pasta with tomato and mozzare
lla, Savoy slaw with tahini, grilled Japanese eggplant with peanut sauce.

Wine was the 2009 Bedrock “Caritas” . Full, nutty, oaky. I
keep hoping the oak will seem more integrated in these, but it’s st
ill pretty prominent, while the pear fruit has begun to fade. B-/C+
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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