Grignas-les-Adhemar. All of yer white Rhones inside one glass! Nice one for aperitivo hour.
KB, a consistently rewarding pinot. This one a SV 2019. They are getting to be a $$ stretch for me, though.
I’ll have the bruschetta too!
Ridge 1996 York Creek Zinfandel. Lacking a bit of its original power but none of its grace. Zins do age gracefully.
Newton was heavily damaged by the 2020 fires. I’ve heard they are on the road to recovery but I don’t know where they stand. This unfiltered chard is a stalwart and I hope they can continue it. Not inexpensive but a great value.
PS - note the Comte on the right – hand carried from Pouilley-les-Vignes near Besancon.
Are you allowed to bring cheese into the U.S. ? Or was this contraband?
I’ve had quizzical/amusing looks from U.S. Customs when I’ve told them I was bringing in cake! I always declare what I have in my “comestible bag”.
Vacuum sealed by the cheesemonger, he assured us Comte would pass muster with the US Dept of Agriculture at the border. My understanding is that certain cheeses, like Morbier, are prohibited. Very confusing.
Earlier this month Saturday:
Menu’s wine list gave no vintage.
How was it?
Liked it a lot. Juicy, soft. Ordered it because it was most appealing idea on the short by-the-glass list, not to complement dinner.