TN: Gruaud-Larose, Furst, ESJ

Sunday Betsy headed back to Maine, my dinner was margherita flabread pizza , first local corn, and slaw and the 2013 ESJ Bone Jolly Gamay Rose. Full b ut lithe, strawberries with spice and herbs, balanced, makes me happy. B++
Monday was salmon, squash, quinoa, and the 2010 Furst "Tradition" Spatburgu nder. Bright cherries, fresh acids, some sandalwood, spice. Nice lighter styled P N. I enjoy but in mid-$30s not running back for more. B+/B
Tuesday a friend, also baching as his wife is staying longer at there place in Nova Scotia, called and invited me over for herb/garlic tuna steaks, g rilled squash, salad, rice, and a glass of the Chatham IPA. I'm no beer gee k, and usually steer away from IPAs, but this is nice- hoppy without being bitter, lots of herb and citrus. But I can't do a beer only night so brough t along the 1989 Gruaud-Larose (375 ml). As expected more ready than a rece nt 750- mostly resolved tannins, what is left is soft and supple. Good cass is fruit, some earth, only the tiniest hint of barnyard. Easy and a pointe, B+/A-
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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za, first local corn, and slaw and the 2013 ESJ Bone Jolly Gamay Rose. Full but lithe, strawberries with spice and herbs, balanced, makes me happy. B+ +
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PN. I enjoy but in mid-$30s not running back for more. B+/B
ce in Nova Scotia, called and invited me over for herb/garlic tuna steaks, grilled squash, salad, rice, and a glass of the Chatham IPA. I'm no beer g eek, and usually steer away from IPAs, but this is nice- hoppy without bein g bitter, lots of herb and citrus. But I can't do a beer only night so brou ght along the 1989 Gruaud-Larose (375 ml). As expected more ready than a re cent 750- mostly resolved tannins, what is left is soft and supple. Good ca ssis fruit, some earth, only the tiniest hint of barnyard. Easy and a point e, B+/A-
e, 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 objecti vity, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency. Glad to see that a Cordier selection only has a tiny hint of barnyard. I o pened a 1990 G-L recently and it was very barnyard funky so much so that a neophyte wino in the group proclaimed that the wine smelled like "horseshit " and I couldn't disagree.
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