Friday night, we opened an '06 'Il Re' from Arthur Earl (http://www.arthurearl.com/Winemaking_notes_ir_03.pdf). We were eating a pot roast (in a crock pot for 10 hours with onions, parsnips, and mushrooms). The meal was great. The wine was a nice complement. It's one of our favorite wines from this winery. Our favorite is usually the Mourvedre.
Sunday night, we opened the '08 Black Love (pinot noir) from Mark Ryan (http://www.markryanwinery.com/). I guess I don't like classic Pinot Noir. My lovely spouse liked the wine, but I prefer the '07. In my opinion, the '07 was what other Pinot's want to become. The '08 was fine. I didn't care for it at release weekend and I feel the same now.
Tonight, I may just have to open up a wine from Vincent Arroyo Winery (http://www.vincentarroyo.com/) to compliment the seared tuna on the menu. That would allow me to move on from Sunday night's disappointment.