TN: picnic wines- Burgs, Loire, Macedonia, Spain

No wines Mon (steak salad) or Tuesday (homemade pappardelle with anchovy/ra dicchio sauce), so I was happy to pack a couple bottles as we headed to par k for concert last night. Lovely night (70s, low humidity, sunshine) by the Hudson, nice band, good friends. We started with some light stuff (smoked salmon, stuffed olives, spicy dried anchovies, fish cakes, fiacco) and then proceeded to Betsy’s duck/purslane/grape salad and potato salad.
2015 Luneau-Papin “Clos des Allees” Muscadet Dang this is good. Citrus, seashell, tangy. Full with acidic backbone, long , tasty. Supposed to be a tough year for Muscadet but this is really good. A-/B+
2002 Coste-Caumartin “Clos des Boucherottes” Pommard 1er
Red fruits, nice balance of fruit and acid, light tannin, a little earth, pleasant and straightforward. Nice but without a lot of complexity, didn? ??t really drink like a 1er. B
Wines from others 2014 Jane and Sylvain Bourgogne Passetoutgrains High acid, raspberry and cranberry with just a touch of an herbal geranium note, not enough to detract for me. Some citrus peel, autumn leaves. Intere sting- Fred says 90% PN/10% Gamay, B
2016 Stobi Rose (Macedonia) Fred says 50% Rkatsiteli and 50% another indigneous grape I didn’t recognize. Bright strawberry, citrus zest, some rose petal. Good acids, fun . B/B+
2016 Avinyo 'Petillant' From Spain, unsure region. Very light, just a hint of petillance -more spri tzy than bubbly, peach and apple, a little saline note.. Reminds me a bit o f a Vinho Verde. Fun. B/B-
2014 Buissonnier Bourgogne Cote Chalonnaise blanc Chardonnay Somewhat dilute, short, juicebox apple flavors, C+/C
Nice night, stayed till sun was down.
No wine Thursday with Judy Rodgers’ chicken with figs.
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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DaleW
> No wines Mon (steak salad) or Tuesday (homemade pappardelle with > anchovy/radicchio sauce), so I was happy to pack a couple bottles as > we headed to park for concert last night. Lovely night (70s, low > humidity, sunshine) by the Hudson, nice band, good friends. We > started with some light stuff (smoked salmon, stuffed olives, spicy > dried anchovies, fish cakes, fiacco) and then proceeded to Betsy’s > duck/purslane/grape salad and potato salad. > > 2015 Luneau-Papin “Clos des Allees” Muscadet Dang this is good. > Citrus, seashell, tangy. Full with acidic backbone, long, tasty. > Supposed to be a tough year for Muscadet but this is really good. > A-/B+
Yeah, but as Kermit Lynch said long ago, I'd rather drink a good producer in a "bad" year than a bad producer in a "good" year :) I recall you posting a positive note about the '15 Clos des Briords, too.
Interesting set of notes, Dale. Thanks!
Mark Lipton
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On Friday, June > Yeah, but as Kermit Lynch said long ago, I'd rather drink a good > producer in a "bad" year than a bad producer in a "good" year :) I > recall you posting a positive note about the '15 Clos des Briords, too. > Indeed. I pretty much will buy Pepiere and Luneau-Papin w/o thinking about vintage (but if I hear it's an excellent vintage, might buy a case!) thanks for reading
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