Reviews of wines that don’t need their own post, but are worth noting for one reason or another. Look for it on the final weekday of each month.
· Georges DuBoeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2009 ($12, purchased): The Wine Curmudgeon, disappointed with the continuing decline in quality of the Nouveau, has stopped reviewing it. I may also stop mini-reviewing it. This is sour yet grapey, an uninteresting wine.
· Mason Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Pomelo 2008 ($10, sample): Some citrus nose, grassy a mouth and lemon pith finish. Thought I would enjoy it more than I did, though there is nothing really wrong with it.
· Wily Jack Chardonnay 2008 ($8, sample): This wine arrived in a PR kit that had a faux branding iron. The wine was much better than the gimmick -- solid grocery-store chardonnay that is perfectly acceptable.
· Las Perdices Syrah/Viognier 2007 ($16, sample): The Argentine red blend is very nicely done, with lots of bright fruit but lowish alcohol for a New World label. The viognier really softens the wine.