TN: old rosato, WA state Riesling
My turn to make meatless Monday dinner, I got some lavash and make a variety of pizzas- feta/spinach/olive, tomato/basil, mushroom/garlic, and cauliflower. Wine was the 2008 Vivallis "ViV" Schiava Rosato. Why do I have last year's rose? Well, I recently was $2 short of free shipping at Astor, threwit in ($3.96) to make limit (I now see it is $1.98!). Probably lost a bit of freshness, but still a decent pink, strawberry fruit and good acidity. Probably B-/C+, but for under $4 (or $2) I might again use to cross a $$$ threshold.
Tuesday Betsy tried a few recipes from a new Madhur*Jaffrey*I had picked up at library- bluefish with a cumin/mustardseed crust, potato chaat, green beans with cumin, as well as a salad pf watercress and parsley with a horseradish dressing (I enjoyed the meal, Betsy felt too many strong competing flavors, though all dishes were good). Wine was the 2008 Poet's Leap (Long Shadows) Riesling (Columbia Valley). Back label says Armin Diel is winemaker. This is actually more Alsace-y to me, citrus adn petrol, just a tad off-dry. Good acidity, full bodied. More impressive than friendly. 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.*