Ended up opening up that 82 Mouton after the guests left.. ONly thing I can say that it's gonna be the benchmark for every red I'll be drinking for the rest of the year!!!
Oh man. Busy day.
Tastings at Turley, Denner, L'Aventure, and Sinor-La Vallee.
Herman's Story Syrah, Opine "The Offering", '05 L'Aventure Optimus, '08 L'Avenutre Petit Verdot and more coming. Not sure if my liver can take it, but my taste buds are in heaven!
2004 Creekside Lost Barrel Red from Niagara with 40-day aged prime rib, potato gratin and braised fennel
2007 Lailey Vineyards Vidal Icewine from Niagara with gateau sirop (Cajun cane syrup spice cake, my wife made it) and fresh whipping cream
a bottle of Charles Mignon grower champagne to toast the New Year (and for hair of the dog tomorrow!!!).
[QUOTE=bprescot;69231]Herman Story Syrah, Opine "The Offering"[QUOTE]
My wife and I brought back a couple of bottles of 2004 Herman Story Larner Vineyard syrah, procured from the Los Olivos Tasting Room that represents several of the smaller producers in the area. They were superb!
BTW I found and bought a bottle of 12 year old Van Winkle Lot B bourbon yesterday. Anybody jealous?
I had my first ever orange cream soda this afternoon - interesting, but I still prefer Orangina. I decided to lay low tonight, so I will open a bottle of bubbly (the one Ken/geezr descibed above), and cook a little something for myself.
Johnny Blue. Happy New Year everyone.
Gruet Demi sec and maybe a single malt - 1st time for me
Happy New Year Everybody