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2009 Diel Riesling Kabinett No vineyard designation. Limeade and green apple flavors, decent acidity, n= ice length, at the $11 PC price I=92m happy, but I=92m not generally a buye= r of Diel at regular retail, and this wouldn=92t change that. B/B-
2005 Bitouzet-Prieur Bourgogne Hard and ungiving first night, bitter edge to the fruit, sweeter on night 2= , night 3 fruit is fullest but by then lots of caramelly oxidative notes. B= -
2009 Knoll "Loibner" Blauer Burgunder Federspiel Rose with the cool old-fashioned Knoll label. Fuller style of rose, more li= ke a Sancerre than anything else I can compare to, but herbier. Good with g= rilled chicken sausage and squash. B
2009 Rosenblum =93Vintner=92s Cuvee=94 Chardonnay I had carried some squid marinated in lemon/garlic/EVOO/pepper flakes to fr= iend to be grilled as an appetizer, this was the white they had opened. Dec= ent acidity for CalChard, not much evident oak, this isn=92t a stereotypica= l butterbomb, but it could use more definition and length. I=92d have prefe= rred something like a Loire SB with the squid, but this was ok. B-/C+
2005 Ch. Larose Trintaudon (Haut Medoc) Pretty good argument for 2005, drinking well for a cheapie chateau, this ha= s good ripeness but a pretty solid structure underneath. Cassis, plum, and = a bit of earth. Went well with braised short ribs. B
2009 Mapema Malbec This was a bit much for me, all jam and oak, big and frooty. I found hard t= o take with food and much preferred the Bordeaux, but as an after dinner dr= ink it was about tolerable. C+
2009 Adam Hofberg Kabinett Betsy=92s return to our kitchen was a bit eclectic- fish tacos, artichokes,= and matzoh ball soup. Big Kabinett, sweet but fairly balanced, Mosel apple= with slate/mineral finish. B+/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 pa= rty where it was only choice. Furthermore, I offer no promises of objectivi= ty, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency
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DaleW
> 2009 Diel Riesling Kabinett > No vineyard designation. Limeade and green apple flavors, decent acidity,= nice length, at the $11 PC price I=92m happy, but I=92m not generally a bu= yer of Diel at regular retail, and this wouldn=92t change that. B/B- > > 2005 Bitouzet-Prieur Bourgogne > Hard and ungiving first night, bitter edge to the fruit, sweeter on night= 2, night 3 fruit is fullest but by then lots of caramelly oxidative notes.= B- > > 2009 Knoll =A0"Loibner" Blauer Burgunder Federspiel > Rose with the cool old-fashioned Knoll label. Fuller style of rose, more = like a Sancerre than anything else I can compare to, but herbier. Good with= grilled chicken sausage and squash. B > > 2009 Rosenblum =93Vintner=92s Cuvee=94 Chardonnay > I had carried some squid marinated in lemon/garlic/EVOO/pepper flakes to = friend to be grilled as an appetizer, this was the white they had opened. D= ecent acidity for CalChard, not much evident oak, this isn=92t a stereotypi= cal butterbomb, but it could use more definition and length. I=92d have pre= ferred something like a Loire SB with the squid, but this was ok. B-/C+ > > 2005 Ch. Larose Trintaudon (Haut Medoc) > Pretty good argument for 2005, drinking well for a cheapie chateau, this = has good ripeness but a pretty solid structure underneath. Cassis, plum, an= d a bit of earth. =A0Went well with braised short ribs. B > > 2009 Mapema Malbec > This was a bit much for me, all jam and oak, big and frooty. I found hard= to take with food and much preferred the Bordeaux, but as an after dinner = drink it was about tolerable. C+ > > 2009 Adam Hofberg Kabinett > Betsy=92s return to our kitchen was a bit eclectic- fish tacos, artichoke= s, and matzoh ball soup. Big Kabinett, sweet but fairly balanced, Mosel app= le with slate/mineral finish. B+/B > > Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent win= e, 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 objecti= vity, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency
Kind of weird Passover food what with fish tacos and all. That squid dish is screaming for a Vernacchia.
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lleichtman

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