Wine club - very good, deep berry flavor. Short finish but flavorful — 3 months ago
Very delightful sparkling rosé. Lovely and light with hints of strawberries and vanilla. — a year ago
Monthly WTF group recap. Theme this month was “bring something special”. Normally we taste all of the wines blind, but we decided to do a relaxed night with amazing wines at a great restaurant. Spectacular evening!
This is my first time with this producer, so I don’t know their typical style. I found this to be very soft with a sweet baked fruit profile...hardly any acidity. Loads of blueberry fig, graham cracker, milk chocolate and candied red, blue and black fruit pie. Hedonistic in style. Thanks @Steve Bolger . — 2 years ago
My homemade warm, Bourbon Pecan Pie with Marianne’s Old Tyme Vanilla...our favorite ice cream maker & second favorite ice cream from them.
Pie made with Redwood Empire “Pipe Dream” Bourbon.
Tawny Port would have been sweet over sweet over sweet...way too much & over powering. The Matthiasson Sweet Vermouth is the perfect pair. It captures the pie with a gentle hug without overwhelming it like Tawny would do.
As I was making my pie, I realized there are very valid heath reasons for only making this once a year. But, wow is it amazing!!!
Our group will likely never go out for another formal dinner if the choice is ours, it just wouldn’t be as good on multiple levels.
The Matthiasson Vermouth starts like summer sun tea with a touch of sugar, subtle brown sugar/molasses background, hints of toffee, butterscotch, marmalade fruit, dry stone fruit, dry pineapple, orange citrus, salted nuts, chalky soils, grainy volcanics, warm toast, slight honeycomb notes, vanilla with dry floral bed. The acidity is insane. The long finish is; unique, extremely well balanced, lush, elegant with persistent length. On the back end, you perceive the most subtle quality of Vermouth.
Brilliant beverage creation! — 5 months ago
The new global warming home for Champagne-like sparkling wine. Elegant with creamy mousse. Very nice bubbles. — a year ago
Happy hour at Voyager (11/1/19). Crisp and dry, had notes of apple and floral (that last one might be b/c of that lady’s perfume...) Very nice, had two glasses. Went well with oysters and buttered hush puppies. — 2 years ago
Squid ink, ganoochy, Heath, Back 40, Gtown — a year ago