Bill, great notes, and another great lunch.
1) Not albarino. Not chardonnay. But great acid, with rocks and a sense of nutty ripeness in the nose and a bit of pineapple on the palate. Even after learning it's a viognier, it doesn't seem possible. 04 Soaring Eagle, B. C.
2) Our wine, no notes. Just: I love it, and I want to buy some of these glasses.
3) Toast, butter, ripe, lots of malo, obviously white burg. Quite oppulent. 02 Mark Morey Chassagne-Montrachet.
4) Dill nose, something sherryish in the finish, butter, impression of RS, heavy. Interesting wine. 02 Daniel Lenko OV Chard, Ontario.
5) Smoky, huge, deep golden, chalky. Should have identified that chalk as So Afr, because it's a Stellenzicht Semillion.
Momentary observation: could we have had four more individualistic whites? Cool.
6) Fungal, acid, mushroom, garnet w/clearning rim. Cork talk, but I don't think so, just awkward. It's Italian merlot? Well, it would have been better years earlier. Only rated a C+ from me. 90 Gabbiano Merlot.
7) Lovely big Bordeaux. 80's, with big tannins. 86 Sociando Mallet.
Egg white, sour milk and pine on the nose, kind of a tannat-like presence. But it's not, it's a 99 Garrafeira, and it needs a lot of time.
9) Purple, very primary, too much so for current drinking. Can't evaluate. 2000 Vinho Tinto, Quinta da Portola du Vilarica.
10) Grenach nose, acid, strawberries, pepoper, leather. Really yummy and drinking so well right now. 2000 Quinta de Crasto Reserve.
11) Mint, chocolate, cinnamon, tea, floral, sweet Rioja finish. 94 Gaudium. Shows beautifully. My last and best bottle.
12) Very elegant, ripe nose but not ripe in the mouth, light smoke and roses on black cherry frame. Well I'll be: 93 Rosemount Balmoral.
Btw, after you left? I stayed for coffee. And I'm now the proud owner of twelve of those white wine glasses!!!