Category: What we’re drinking

Michel -Schlumberger Cab Franc

Eating thinly sliced skirt steak and wild rice paired with 2007 Michel -Schlumberger Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Franc.  We bought futures and the future is upon us! The Franc bitterness has mellowed to nothing and the fruit is big and ...

Sigalas Santorini Assyrtiko

#WinesofSantorini Opened a tasty White Bordeaux w/ Seafood couscous, feta & Santorini capers. Didn't work. 09 Siglas Santorini Assyrtiko? Perfect!

Biltmore American Chardonnay Sur Lies

A nonvintage blend of grapes from California and North Carolina, the Biltmore American Chardonnay Sur Lies is medium-bodied - a complex melange of fruit notes: pineapple, pears and Granny Smith apples, with a finish of toasty vanilla and oak. Pairs ...

Swanson Merlot

Drinking a bottle of Swanson's dependably tasty Merlot (06)  with Brazilian beef and lamb at Tradicao in Houston.

Rodney Strong 2009 Chalk Hill Chardonnay – Sonoma County

The perfect complement to braised chicken with a mushroom-sherry cream sauce, Rodney Strong's 2009 Chalk Hill Chardonnay is crisp, with balanced fruit. Excellent minerality with the perfect level of malolactic - not that heavy-handed butter we see with some California ...

Bedrock Hudson Vineyard North

Drinking some delicious Syrah from Carneros while watching Gilda Live.  That'll wipe away a rough day!  Let's talk dirty to the animals!

Best Wine I’ve Had Lately

Bedrock Hudson Vineyard North "Pleine de Chêne" Carneros Syrah with grilled lamb, roasted potatoes and green beans with garlic. Fantastic! Even more delicious by itself afterwards! I really wish we'd bought more.

Red Car: The Aphorist 2009 Bartolomei Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Intense Bing cherry, cola and orange peel on the nose. Cola/coffee on the palate with an almost espresso "bite" adds complexity. Listed at 14.1% alcohol, it seems higher. Paired with grilled pork loin and haricots Francais (French green beans). $60

2007 Palacios Proprietary Rioja

Drinking the 2007 Palacios Proprietary Rioja with slow roasted beef pot roast. It's delicious and spicy with good acidity that cuts through the richness of the gravy. Surprisingly awesome pairing.

Beer and Cookies

Magic Hat Milk Stout and chocolate chip cookies = YUM!

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