- posted 9 years ago
So Betsy's California cousin, the cousin's daughter, Betsy's sister and family were all coming for dinner Sunday. I made a seafood salad (grilled squid and shrimp, with scallops, tomatoes and basil), when Betsy got home she made a chopped salad and farfalle with fennel & peas. A couple of whites
2006 Michel and Joanna Ecard "Les Goudelettes" Savigny les Beaune blanc I've always liked the Maurice Ecard wines (though mostly reds). For about a decade up to 2005 his son Michel was principal winemaker. But Maurice sold domaine in 2005, and a corporation now makes wine under his name; Michel and his wife have own winery now. So I thought I'd get this a try, knowing that 06 is an early drinking vintage. I was prepared for ripe, I wasn't prepared for this. The sweetest attack on a white Burg I've ever experienced. Pineapple juice meets sweet pear juice, this really needs more acidity to balance out, and especially with the food we have. Not a lot of apparent oak, but this is sweeter/ softer than 90% of CalChards. Can't see a future here. C+/B-
2007 Donabaum "Spitzer Point" Gruner Veltliner Smaragd Also big and rich, but here the impression is more sweet fruit than actual sweetness, and the acids pulls it into balance. White fruits, sweet peas, citrus. B+
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.