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Dinner Wines

by Brian K Miller » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:28 pm

some lovely wines with amazing last-of-the-season caprese salad, basil potatoes, and tri tip:

Joseph Swan Viognier 2014. Lovely V on the savory side. Actually worked well with the tomatoes!

2011 Baldacci Family Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon (Stag's Leap). This was much more massive when released. Now it is definitely medium-bodied perhaps a touch thin, but the tannins are well resolved and there is a lovely herbal/minty/Stags Leap anise character that sang with the food!

For after dinner (Episode 5 of Man In the High Castle....Damn Oberstgruppenfuehrer Smith is a bad ass!) 2011 Preston Family Zinfandel-Dry Creek Valley. A fairly lean interpretation of DCV Zinfandel. Good acid (yes!). A lighter bodied savory core, but the zinberry fruit is definitely still there.

Nice wine with a delicious dinner!
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Re: Dinner Wines

by Jenise » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:26 pm

Not at all a fan of viognier but in fact it pairs wonderfully with tomatoes, good match there.
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Re: Dinner Wines

by Brian K Miller » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:06 pm

Jenise:

I do not like the heavy, cloying Viogniers myself, but there are definitely some leaner wines that are winners. Gewürztraminer is another grape that shares this failing to me but I feel can be lovely in the right (IPOB) hands!
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Re: Dinner Wines

by Jenise » Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:24 pm

I agree Brian. I can't bear the "old lady perfume" aromas. But know who's doing some great gewurz? British Columbia. Some time when you're up visiting your sister....
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