It’s all about the grapes! Our 2007 California vintage wine tasting was another great success. I have been reading about how 2007 is supposed to be a phenomenal year for California wines so I decided to give it a try for ourselves -- and yes it is looking very good! My favorite was the Ridge Zinfandel because it was so deep, yet immature. However, as I expected the crowd favorite was the Menage a Trois because it’s a blended wine that I guess you could say is more well-balanced.
Candy made some great food as always and we even kept with the “it’s all about the grapes” theme by having grapes in every dish -- how fun was that?! Despite Sabrina not being here, I did my best to keep up the photo tradition but please don’t criticize me too much because we all know I’m no replacement for her talent. We’re sorry if you missed us this time but stay tuned for next month and be sure to join us.
Here is the wine lineup (from left to right) and results:
2007 Cameron Hughes Ancient Vine Zinfandel
2007 Ridge Ponzo Vineyard Zinfandel (my favorite)
2007 Shenandoah Vineyards Amador County Zinfandel
2007 Castle Rock Pinot Noir
2007 Ravenswood Petite Sirah
2007 Folie a Deux Menage a Trois
2007 Rodney Strong Estate Russian River Pinot Noir
And of course we paired this wine with the food below:
Focaccia with Grapes and Rosemary
Mediterranean Grilled Chicken and Grape Skewers
Italian Sausage with Grapes and Basil
Cabbage, Asian Pear, and Grape Salad
Pecorino-Romano Cheese with Honey