Tuesday was just vegetarian tacos with assorted leftover wines from
previous night (both 64 Riojas last fine, as did the Billecart and
Conterno). Wednesday I was going in with Betsy, she had gotten me a
ticket for opening night (Bernstein's "A Quiet Place", a little
lacking in cohesion, but worth seeing). We just picked up pizza before
heading in, I opened the 2009 Breton "Trinch!" Bourgueil. Darker
fruit, bright acids, light tannins. Very fresh, with citrus and floral
notes. On following night I had more (with assorted leftovers), with a
day's air it was more expansive but no less fresh, a good vintage for
this. B+

I also tried the 2008 Binner "Les Saveurs" (Alsace), Fred had dropped
me an open (that day) sample bottle. A mix of Pinot Gris, Riesling,
Muscat, and Gewurztraminer, but the latter two (especially the Gewurz)
dominate. Rich, floral, musky, with a hint of RS, but good acidity. A
little oily note. Next day I made an ersatz choucroute (well, wrong
meats- franks and some homemade "Champagne sausage") and had the
Binner again. Good not great match, something a little leaner would
have gone better. But a nice wine on the richer side for an
edelzwicker style blend. B

Besides the Binner last night, I tried the 2009 E. Knoll Loibner
Blauer Burgunder Federspiel Rose. This is the first pink Knoll I've
ever seen. Midbodied, reminds me of something like a lighter Marsannay
rose. Red cherry fruit, herby, a touch of earth, good acidity. I
bought 2 bottles on impulse, at $27 (actually about $22 with a
coupon), this isn't inexpensive for rose, but it's tasty, unusual, and
has that cool label. 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.*