We had some friends and their pup over for dinner last night. Bones
for the dogs, people had mushroom canapes, bouillibaise, and spinach
followed by fruit salad and cheese. She's blanc-centric, he's
rougophilic, so we had one of each:

2007 Cairnbrae "The Stones" Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough)
Nose of flowers and gooseberry, on the palate citrus fruit,
gooseberry, with just a hint of SweetTarts. Nice medium-bodied SB,
clean, fresh, glad to see it back on track after the so-so 2006. B+/B

2005 Ch. Mylord (Bordeaux AC)
Sweet dark plum fruit, a little green pepper. Fairly fruit forward,
low-acid, not much in the way of tannins (or finish). OK for the $7 I
paid, but tons of more interesting (and more clearly Bdx) claret out
there. B-/C+

1997 von Othegraven Kanzemer Altenberg Riesling Auslese
I was serving this as a dessert wine, based on my impression of '97 as
low acid and fruit forward/sweet. Not really sweet enough to qualify,
nice apple blossom nose with just a hint of diesel, off-dry on palate
with apple butter and orange zest. It went ok with the cheese, but if
I had really needed a dessert wine this would have been a disaster.
Good. B

The people had almost as much fun as the dogs.

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.