Heatwave broke and Wednesday was quite pleasant- 80s, breezy, low humidity.Betsy made a pesto/spinach/pea pasta salad, I made a fluke ceviche and gotsome oysters. Nice time with friends down by river (though shucking is easier on a counter than sitting on ground), with some nice wines:

2010 Pepiere Muscadet
Crisp and classic, saline and shells. B+

1997 Luneau-Papin “ L'd'Or” Muscadet
Still plenty of life, but on the soft side for LP. Full, good length, lemonand rocks, nice match with the oysters, but needs more zip to be outstanding. B

2011 Baudry Chinon rose
Lovely, strawberry and lime zest, great acids, minerally. B+/A-

2011 La Source rose (Coteaux d’Aix en Provence)
Light, herby, a bit lacking in length or complexity, but pleasant and easy.B-

2010 Lunotte Sauvignon Blanc
This is same producer (new to me) who made the Bulottes bubbly I liked lastweek. Great stuff. Good acidity, rich and full, reminds me a bit of white Bordeaux more than Loire SB. B++

2011 Lunotte Gamay
Fresh bright fruit, light, lively, earthy. There is a little bit of this weird potted plant aroma I seem to get mostly in Loire (as opposed to Beaujolais) Gamay, but that others don’t seem to get- something genetic I guess.That detracts a bit, but I still like. B

NV “Montagnieu” (Peillot) Bugey Brut
Beautiful citrusy bubbly for a hot day. B+

2010 Litaud Macon-Vergisson
Very ripe and full, more tropically Meursaultish than Maconish, a little much for me but popular with others. B-

Thursday was flank steak in a kecap manis marinade with a gumboesque stew (tomato, mushroom, and okra). Wine was 2001 Graillot Crozes-Hermitage. Roundripe black fruit, a little meatfat and olive, tannins pretty much resolved, this isn’t too long. Gets a bit smoky. On night 2 it has passed on, butfirst night B

Friday was lobster rolls (a Jasper White recipe) and caprese, wine was the 2007 Fevre “Bougros” Chablis GC. Beautiful full and deep, I’d say could use time except Fevre is a PremOx poster child, so just drinking these young. Minerally, fresh, and long.B+/A-

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.