TN: Italians, Sociando, Bedrock white, Cowan, etc

Used mostly as a cooking wine, the 2010 Trimbach Riesling was good for leve
l- dry, ginger and apple, good finish, good crispness. B
Wednesday I had a speech, Betsy went out to dinner, when I made it home I h
ad assorted leftovers with a half bottle of 2013 Barat Chablis. A little sh
rill, more acid than fruit, not a lot of complexity but clean. B-
(a cold might make my TNs even more suspect over last few days )
Thursday I made teriyaki salmon, asparagus in a miso sauce, broccoli with p
armesan and panko, and rice. I was surprised by the 2011 Cowan "Moaveni- Be
nnett Valley" Syrah. Grapey, a bit hightoned, quite tannic. B-
Friday was ribeye, salad with capers, croutons, and horseradish dressing, t
he 2001 Sociando-Mallet was young but showing some complexity. Red and blac
k fruits, some Sociando herbalness, smoke. B+
We took the Ottolenghi "Plenty" Moroccan carrots to a potluck Sat, other di
shes included chicken, moosewood mac'n'cheese, vegetarian chili, salads, di
ps, cauliflower, brussels sprouts.
2014 Pajot "4 Cepages" white
grassy, empty, short C
2013 Cazin Cheverny
Fresh, apple and citrus, hint of grass, fun. B/B+
2010? 14 Hands Merlot
Sweet, soft, round, gloppy. C/C+
NV Sorelle Bronca Extra Dry Prosecco
Sweet ripe pear, a little spice, easy to drink, enough acid to balance the
very faint sweetness. B/B+
(I forgot to note info on a bland CdR)
Last night we traveled over the hill with white bean dip with smoked oyster
s, our friends had made roast chicken, salad, pasta with meatballs and saus
age.
2009 Bedrock "Caritas" white
Pit fruits, almonds, a little oak. Full styled. B
2011 Luisin Nebbiolo (Langhe)
Round, fruity, simple B-/C+
2012 Isole e Olena Chianti Classico
Fairly round, ripe cherry fruit, a little leather and cedar. Nice. B/B+
2002 Galardi Terra di Lavo (Roccamonfina)
Decanted about 2 hours before dinner. Big, black plum, coffee, smoke. Quite
r powerful, sturdy tannins. B/B+
I walked the dog home while the others watched Downton Abbey.
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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vel- dry, ginger and apple, good finish, good crispness. B
had assorted leftovers with a half bottle of 2013 Barat Chablis. A little shrill, more acid than fruit, not a lot of complexity but clean. B-
parmesan and panko, and rice. I was surprised by the 2011 Cowan "Moaveni- Bennett Valley" Syrah. Grapey, a bit hightoned, quite tannic. B-
the 2001 Sociando-Mallet was young but showing some complexity. Red and bl ack fruits, some Sociando herbalness, smoke. B+
dishes included chicken, moosewood mac'n'cheese, vegetarian chili, salads, dips, cauliflower, brussels sprouts.
e very faint sweetness. B/B+
ers, our friends had made roast chicken, salad, pasta with meatballs and sa usage.
ter powerful, sturdy tannins. B/B+
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.
Nice notes. Thanks. I have a few 2012 Isole e Olena Chiantis that I haven 't tried. Guess I'll open one this weekend.
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