On May 25, 8:48*pm, DaleW <Dwmi...@aol.com> wrote:
> Betsy had a concert in White Plains Saturday night, and I was planning
> on making *a simple dinner for myself before going to hear it. But a
> work conflict (I have thousands of great volunteers, but occasionally
> you run into one who is....high maintenance) meant I ended up dashing
> over without eating. A great concert (opening from Strauss's
> Capriccio, a sextet by Mendelsohn's friend Ferdinand David, and the
> Brahms sextet), but I was starved at end,. I generally don't eat at
> fastfood joints except for long road trips, but grabbed a Whopper and
> fries on way home. Opened the 2004 Ch Lagrange (St Julien) from 375 to
> accompany. Medium weight, cassis with a little green tobacco leaf
> edge, a bit of vanilla. Nice wine, a good buy at $12.50 a half. B+/B
> (and the Whopper was a B-/C+, much better than I anticipated)
>
> On Sunday Betsy made mushroom risotto for lunch, and used the 2008
> Nora Peitan Albarino as *cooking wine. A glass later that night was
> pretty good for a $10 wine- citrus, peach, good acidity, a hint of
> mineral/seashell. B
>
> With mushroom/spinach pasta and an arugula salad for Meatless Monday,
> the 2008 Hauner Salina Rosso. I liked the 07 of this, and this is also
> a very nice wine for a just over $10 tag. Good acidity, soft tannins,
> black cherries and currants. Lighter framed, but not a pushover. I'll
> get more. B/B+
>
> Tonight with pork chops in a ginger/tangerine marinade, veggie fried
> rice, and leftover cauliflower, the 2003 Hirsch "Gaisberg" Riesling.
> Forward, fleshy, big- yellow pit fruits, spiced peaches, ripe with a
> hint of RS, good length. I enjoyed, but dubious value for me even at a
> sale price of $30. 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.**


The Rosso is similar to a Dolcettto right? For $10 a good buy.