Well, damn. Sandy was scary enough I didn’t have any wine Monday night, just monitoring house, starting generator, watching things like my fence fly, and reassuring dog.. After a long work day Tuesday, got several dinner offers from friends with power. Went with those that were closest and included the dog in invite. They had pot roast, mashed potatoes, green beans. Turned out they had a bottle of Chinon open, and I had carried a Chinon
2009 Wilfrid Rousse “Les Puys” Chinon
Fresh, red fruited, espresso and herb, juicy. B
2009 Clos de Turpenay Chinon
Great acids, red fruits, leather, a little more reserved than the Rousse, a bit more “serious”, but I liked them equally. B
Betsy was in Portland ME post-concert, on Wed gave up on Amtrak and rented a car. On her way she stopped at Rein’s deli for stuffed cabbage and matzoh ball soup. We enjoyed by candlelight with the 2004 Domaine Ste. Anne “Notre-Dame des Cellettes” Cotes du Rhone Villages. Red fruit, earth, underbrush, meat. mature , kind of baby CdP. B+/B
Thursday she decided to cook at her sisters (heat, lights, etc) and made some snacks, plus a squash soup and scallops and shrimp in a red sauce with salad. We had
2009 F. Cotat “Les Monts Damnes” Sancerre
Full, long, and lovely. Ripe but without overt sweetness, good acid backbone, very long, A-
2010 Donnhoff Oberhauser Leistenberg Riesling Kabinett
Good acids, zippy, citrus and white flowers, pretty enjoyable. B+/A-
Best part of dinner was walking home to a house with heat and lights (if no internet/cable). Today when I finish work will deliver generator to friends in need, glad not to be doing that anymore!
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.