Consumed over quite a few nights: 2004 Albert Boxler Chasselas (I looked but didn't see any of those little lot numbers that Boxler uses for some wines). Unsure I've ever had a varietal Chasselas before; I bought this because I had a gift certificate at a store where everything I knew was overpriced (I'm sure this was too, but at least I didn't KNOW it, no basis of comparison). Interesting- floral and tropical, but with a good acidic backbone. Kind of Gewurztraminer meets Viognier, with a dash of Pinot Gris. Mostly floral/musky, with some quince/tropical fruit flavors. More minerally than fruity, but a little lacking in depth and concentration. Still, worth trying once. B
Tonight I made parmesan/garlic baked chicken, with leftover broccoli and asparagus, and the 2005 Le Bourcier "Cuvee Elena" Macon. A new store just opened in my town, and this was on sale for $10. Sharp lemon and white peach fruit, a little short in the concentration department. But good food friendly acidity, would be ok as a party wine, 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 party where it was only choice. Furthermore, I offer no promises of objectivity, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency.