More 2005 Bordeaux and various Italian wines

The wines tasted on Saturday.

Italian wines
2005 pinot grigio, la tunella (fruili)
2006 ravello bianco, marisa cuomo (campania)
falanghina and something biano blend
2005 derthona, vignetti massa (piedmont)*
in the tre bicchieri, timorrasso grape
2005 barbera d’Asti Tre Vigne, Vietti (piedmont)
1996 barolo bussia, poderi colla (piedmont)*
2004 grifola, poderi san lazzaro (marche)*

French wines
2005 couhins-lurton blanc, pessac-leognan (100% SB)*
really nice, creamy middle and good finish
2005 Brun, St. Emilion (80% merlot)
almost chalky and dull, no acidity,
2005 Cour d’argent, Bordeaux, merlot-based.
bump up in complexity compared to previous
2005 Beaumont, haut medoc, 30% merlot, 62% cab.
beychevelle team been making for decade or so, earth and toasty oak, lots of red fruit (drink now thru 2010)
2005 goulee, haut medoc 80% cab
very modern style, high alcohol, tannic, practically CA wine
2005 la cabanne, pomerol (94% merlot, 6% cab franc)*
classic pomerol, berry, seamless, sleek, traditional and great value
2005 soleil, st. emilion (80% merlot, 20% cab franc)modern style, lots of oak fruit. require age, since has structure.
2005 la grange, st julien (65% cab 28% mer 7% PV)*
fresh! easy to drink and balanced, fave of bunch and bargain for vintage
2005 potensac, haut medoc (40% cab, 40% mer 19% cf)
big and fruity, rustic style so kept in decanter at least 3 hours. made by winemaker of les cases
1999 la grange, st julien (65% cab, 28% mer, 7% PV)*
@ drinking stage now, aged cab with bit of perfume on finish, soft and sensual. cedary/tobacco, and complex, very feminine
2003 le dauphin de guiraud, sauternes (65% semil, 35% SB)

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