Wine temperature snob and 20+year veteran of the restaurant industry. (The Capital Grille, Seasons 52, Eddie V's, Yard House, LongHorn, Bahama Breeze, Hard Roc...
Christmas Eve starts early in Florida! Enjoying the 72 degree weather (which is considered cold here) outside with some wine and great company. Bordeaux fun time in a bottle. Not complicated, not heavy. The Chateau Peylaby is approachable and ready to drink now. The tanins and the structure demandéd some charcuterie, so we obliged. Not earthy like many Bordeaux’s. This one was balanced with the some mid level fruit notes. — a month ago
The surprise wine of the night. Lebanese Red wine blend of Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Carignan. Paired with the braised lamb neck and shaved white truffles, the deep earthiness, mushroom, tobacco undertones kicked right in. Figs and dark fruits came to life after the second sip and then other layers revealed themselves the longer the wine sat in the glass. — 4 months ago
At Norman’s for their 15th Anniversary for the restaurant. 6 James Beard Award Winning Chefs, 3 Master Sommoliers, 1 Master of Wine and 7 courses. Pairings were spot on and this Barbaresco lined up with Course #4, roasted quail and foie gras. Even though the Barbaresco had a solid garnet color, it was delicate with red fruits, herbs and light spice. Balanced and a decent finish length. — 4 months ago
Very fruit forward for a Barbera. Thoroughly enjoyable and delicious with a fine Italian veal meatballs. Enjoy it for what it is. I don’t think it will become any more complex than it is now. Which is fine with me. — a month ago
I’ve been a fan of Fisher Vineyards wines for a while but have not had the privilege of having their Wedding Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. Right at first sip you knew that you had something special! Deep and dark, but not heavy. Fruit was blackberry and dark cherry and a sweet tannin. So good, we ordered a second bottle. 😃 — a month ago