I woke up Monday morning to see frost on my outdoor plants. And, it snowed for a few minutes on Sunday! I guess winter is just around the corner and perhaps it’s time to dust off the skis and snowshoes.
It’s also time to start thinking about bold wines to go with those hearty winter entrées. I have several reds that I’m looking forward to opening over the next few months. However, I’m still going to keep a few whites in my refrigerator because you just never know when the mood will strike!
My friend and I dined at a lovely French restaurant last evening. To celebrate the “cold” weather, we ordered a bottle of 2012 Hess Select Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast. The color was crimson with red fruit and spice aromas. On the palate: dark fruits, plum, anise, spice and a hint of vanilla. It was medium bodied with a jammy finish and paired well with the wild mushroom ravioli entrée.
I’m off to a wine event.
Eleven days and counting until my cast is removed. Hopefully, my wrist will be able to endure some knitting. I’m anxious to get started on a project.
Until then, I will continue my journey of exploring wines and spirits.
I tried a very nice Chardonnay the other evening. It was a 2012 Sean Minor from the Central Coast. It was a light golden color with classic, but subtle notes of butter. It had a lovely fruity aroma with hints of apple and pear on the palate. It was a nice addition to the grilled fish and vegetables….and priced well.
I’m bracing myself for another scorching day. It’s water time!
The first hurricane of the season, Arthur, made its presence known last night, even though it was hundreds of miles away. My house shook all evening with violent thunderclaps and the fireworks display (lightning) rivaled Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks.
My air conditioner was blasting and I was reminded of the days I used to live in Miami Beach with high humidity and temps in the 90’s. Ugh…
I felt it was important to stay hydrated, so the water bottles came out and the wine bottles stayed in the cabinet and refrigerator. Hence, no reviews today.
I will leave you with this photo of wine corks, courtesy of Wine Folly.
Stay cool…stay hydrated!
After another brutal day of sun and heat, my friend and I settled into the air-conditioning and watched USA get beaten by Belgium in World Cup Soccer. It was quite a game even though we didn’t win.
We were both quite hungry…one can build up an appetite watching soccer players run around a field nonstop for several hours! We pulled together a rather impressive meal considering there was not much food in the house. The dinner seemed worthy of one of my “older “ wines.
I pulled out a 1985 Cabernet Sauvignon from The Hess Collection. Considering it’s age, all I can say is WOW. The cork came out with ease and we poured a deep ruby wine into our glasses. The wine had an incredible softness about it with a pleasant bouquet. I tasted tart cherry and slate, while my friend tasted berries and pomegranate. The longer we let it open, more flavors started to emerge, including licorice and a sweeter berry.
As the mosquitoes came out, we finished the last of the wine and said good-bye to another summer evening.