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Category Archives: Monday Dinners
This is a varietal we were introduced to by our good friend, Dave. One Monday night, a couple of years ago, he brought a bottle of 2008 Pasos Vineyards (1) Tannat. It was inky dark, had complex dark fruit flavors with eucalyptus and perfumed scents. The tannins were substantial, but well integrated. We loved the combination of fruit flavors and big tannins. This experience with Tannat was enough to prompt us to look for it on wine lists and in wine stores. Continue reading
It all began with an e-mail in the mid-November from one of Pete’s sisters. She had drawn Pete’s name in our family Christmas gift exchange and wanted to run an idea by me. “Would he enjoy a copy of Randall Grahm’s book Been Doon So Long? I can get an autographed copy.” Continue reading
Birthdays are a very good reason to celebrate with good food and wine. Continue reading
Pete and I had a great introduction to the wines the Languedoc region of France during the Wine Bloggers Conference in August. This made us curious about the region, its climate and food as well. We decided to build a wine and food tasting from this experience. Continue reading
Dave brought over a 2000 Beaulieu Vineyards Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon the other night for us to have with dinner. Continue reading
Malbec from Argentina and a Bordeaux from St. Emilion in France taste off. Continue reading
2004 Sterling Vineyards SVR Reserve tasting notes. Continue reading
2009 Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel tasting notes. Continue reading
Red Chile Chicken and Sterling Three Palms Merlot for Monday night dinner. Continue reading
2007 Rubicon Estate Cuvee Rutherford tasting notes. Continue reading
Dave brought over a 2005 Provenance Vineyards Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon to drink with our Monday night dinner this week. Continue reading
Our Monday night dinner was on Saturday this week. Food and wines we had with dinner. Continue reading
Soon we will be headed for a short trip to the Willamette Valley in Oregon. We are going up to Portland for a wedding and have decided to spend a couple of days in Dundee wine tasting. All we have … Continue reading
Monday night dinner with Dave this week with a 2005 Lemelson Vineyards “Stermer Vineyard” Pinot Noir. Continue reading