Wednesday, April 27, 2011

wine list wednesday

this sunday sos and i celebrated 5 yrs of happily being together. to celebrate we had an amazing meal at flour + water - they make a mean wood fired wild mushroom pizza among other things. to celebrate and pair w. this delicious pizza we chose a 2006 Pine Ridge Cave 7 cabernet sauvignon. and it was knock my socks off good! 

since it was a five yr old vintage ;) it was super smooth and the tannins were nice and mellow - it was elegant, in a way that only aged cabs can be really. what was perfect though was the rich, and still quite juicy middle. hints of violet, blackberry and prune. followed by just a twinge of smoke at the end - it perfectly brought out the earthy quality of the mushrooms with out over powering their delicacy. i woulnt recommend just drinking this wine, its too refined i think and its goes so very well with food. 

clearly i enjoyed it! 

and as an added bonus we shared a glass of their 2007 landi, lacrima di morro d'alba doc. from passito, marche. paired with the chocolate bundino with espresso-caramel cream & sea salt. lemme just tell you i nearly die of happiness right then and their. the dundino is the lightest fudge-y like dessert. luscious and the pretty lightly blossom colored desert wine had a hint of raspberry, which when paired w. the dessert became like little chocolate dipped berries in your mouth. 

 pretty sure that yr 6 is off to a good start!!!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on five years! I highly recommend the same wine, but the 2005. 2005 was an excellent year for reds and I think it will knock your socks off!