2004 Marc Colin "La Combe" Bourgogne Sweet pear fruit with a bit of apple blossom and vanilla, nice flavors, but it somehow seems a bit empty. I don't expect basic Bourgognes to be models of concentration, but this borders on dilution, and there's no need for that in this vintage. B-
2002 JJ Christoffel Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Kabinett
Due to plastic corks (some bottles have plastic, some natural, this was an extruded cork) I'm trying to finish off these. This seems sweeter than last bottle, very peachy with just a hint of lime. Not complex,but a good deal at well under $10. Went well with some chicken-jalapeno sausage, as well as grilled (storebought) polenta and squash. B
2004 Clos Roche Blanche Gamay (Touraine)
I'm usually the first (well, in the first 100) to sing the praises of CRB, but a previous bottle didn't thrill me, though I liked. But I didn't finish this over 3 nights, and the rest went into vinegar crock. Good acidity, nice bright raspberrym and strawberry fruit. But what was a nice herby edge before has gone into a somewhat weedy/funky green thing. Reminds me of houseplants- or maybe houseplant food. Other bottle was better, this is for me a C.
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.