With pasta with a lemon/spinach/mushroom cream sauce, the 2004
Trimbach Pinot Gris Reserve. Sweet Fuji apple and some pear, good
acidity for PG, floral nose. Not very long, but pleasant and a good
match with the food. B

With marinated and grilled skirt steak, beets, and cauliflower, the
2002 Charles Joguet "Les Petites Roches"Chinon. Pretty lovely and
lively, juicy black cherry fruit with a little coffee and herbs. The
green/herb notes are more like uncured tobacco leaf than vegetal, in
any case they're in the background. Rich, tangy, tasty. Good mineral
edge to the finish. I know this isn't one of Joguet's flagship
bottlings, but this is in a very good place right now. 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.
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