(I already posted on the experimental wines, but other wines were out
last night)

Betsy made quahogs on a bed of beans & chard, the cooking and drinking
wine was the 2008 Nora "Peitan" Albarino (Rias Biaxas). Clean,
straightforward, peaches with a bit of lemon. Moderate acidity, maybe
not a lot of depth, but nice wine without any obvious oak influence. B

That, plus other wines were tried by the lab rats (we also had grilled
andouille and squash, plus cheeses, boar and pork salamis, etc)

2008 Hauner Salina
Dry white, high acids, a bit austere and short. This had been compared
to a Muscadet, but doesn't have minerality to me. OK, but not a buy
again. B-

1989 Ch. Talbot (St Julien)
This showed as mature but not fading. Cassis, some leather and a hint
of green pepper, mostly resolved tannins, fairly low acid. Perfectly
acceptable bottle of middle-aged claret, but a couple of people really
loved it, while I found it a tad pedestrian. Not bad at all, but I'd
take the 89 Lagrange, Gruaud, Beychevelle over this (and the cheaper
Gloria is just as good). B/B-

2007 Jadot "Les Narbantons" Savigny-les-Beaune
While couple others swooned over the Talbot, this was my WOTN. Lovely
showing - pretty black cherry fruit, spice, some earth and smoke. A
super welterweight with good moves. Not a lot of volume, but plenty of
precision. A-/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.