Mike Forchini, another retired engineer, makes some nice wine. I really like his Chard.
So I bought a crab today, made croutons, hacked up some anchovy, and had cracked crab and Caesar salad with Mike's '10 Chard. A very nice light Chard. Almost too light for the meal. A bit more buttery malo might have fit better.
I enjoyed it, though. Maybe I'm getting too picky these days.
Calif., Russian River Valley , Forchini, Estate grown Chardonnay, 2010 $14.99 13.5% alcohol Bought at the winery last February.
The vineyard where Mike has his Chard (and some other stuff) is across Old Redwood Hwy from the Foppiano farmhouse.
John in the wine county