So we fly back in Wed, but Betsy's cousin and her husband arrive same day for a short visit. We welcome them before dinner with the NV Pehu Simonet Grand Cru Brut. A bit of a creamy edge, decent acids, a little short. OK, but not looking to buy more. B-
Dinner was artic char over soba in a Meyer lemondressing, with spinach on the side.
2006 Castellroig Terroja de Sabate i Coca Xarello
Lemon, orange zest, chalky. Big, balanced, quite a nice wine, I could drink this regularly. B+
2007 Feudi di San Gregorio Falanghina (Sannio) 375 ml
I've had mixed luck with this batch of halves, but this is a nice bottle- good acidity, crisp fruit, almond nuttiness. B
Betsy spent day in city at luthier and then with cousin at MOMA, when she came home I had dinner almost ready- grilled lamb chops and squash, she was in charge of sauteeing the mushrooms.
2009 Martinsancho Verdejo
Nice, ripe but not flabby, a bit grassy (you could tell me this was SB and I'd have believed it), no apparent oak, tropical/pineapple and citrus, good length. B/B+
2007 Ch. Plince (Pomerol)
Hey, not bad for $10 Pomerol. Blackcurrant, cocoa, tannins a bit hard, mediumbodied, not real long, but fine for price. B-
with pasta with clams and cherry tomatoes, the 2008 Pieropan Soave (screwcap). Green apples, lemon, flowers and a light nutty edge on nose. Very food friendly, nice 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.