The theme of the tasting was Summer Wine. Although it started out as such with Prosecco and a light Lodi Viogner, it evolved into something else as we opened a Ribera Sacra Mencia, a red Bordeaux and a Rhone Syrah. Note: this isn't a complaint! Although all of the wines were very good, I highly recommend seeking out the 2 wines of the night (below).
From left to right (above):
2006 Fleurie Cru Du Beaujolais DuBoeuf - good Cru Beaujolais similiar to the Moulin-A-Vent that I recently had. Rating: 88.
2007 La Spinetta Bricco Quaglia Moscato D'Asti - light, not too sweet, refreshing. Rating: 89
2005 Chateau Thebot Bordeaux - earth, fresh cut wet grass. Good everyday Bdx. Rating: 85.
2007 Loredona Viognier Lodi: tart citrus nose, light bodied. Very good. Rating: 88.
2006 Quina Do Alqueve - starts with an explosion of sweet tart, citrus and finishes dry. Light bodied. Most interesting wine of the night. Rating: 91.
NV Mionetto Prosecco di Valdobbiadene - light, focused with good body. Refreshing. Rating: 88.
2006 Fritz Haag Riesling Spatlese - this is my second time tasting this. Still amazing. Rating: 91.
2007 Albola Pino Grigio Friuli - citrus, medium-light bodied. Very good PG--would recommend for those who are looking for a non-stereotypical PG. Rating: 89.
2006 Philippe Faury Saint Joseph Rhone - Prominent warm damp hay on the nose. Good red fruit up front w/ medium bodied and tannins. Rating: 90.
Not pictured above:
2007 Enologia Temera Ribeira Sacra Alodio - Cranberry & Pomegranate up front, focused tannins on the midpalate and finishing with black tea. Wine of the night. Rating: 92.
Thanks to Tricia, Len, Lindsay, Justin, Kevin and Angie all of whom made the tasting wonderful!