Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Report from … Strewn 5 Wines from 4 Vintages White Wine Release – June 13, 2010

Winemaker Joe Wills personally invited me to this event, so how could I refuse – plus it was a chance to taste 5 new whites (actually 4, because 1 was a dessert red) and 5 foods from 5 of the premier restaurants of the area.  In attendance were Terroir la Cachette, The Epicurean, Ginger Restaurant, Deluca’s Wine Country Restaurant and Willow Cakes and Pasteries.  As is always the case there are some things you like better than others – and today there was no exception.

The Best of Food …
Normally it would have been a no-brainer for me to blindly go with the Braised Berkshire Pork Shoulder Sliders (pulled pork is a weakness of mine) from Deluca’s, but instead it was Ginger’s Summer Roll of Locally Smoked Trout with Saki Soy Dressing that stole the show.

And the Best Wine …
We have a tie here, you can click on the links below for the full reviews of the wines – one sticks to the format of the day, a white wine, but it’s also hard to beat those sweeties:
2009 Sauvignon Blanc Terroir - $16.95
2007 Winter Red - $24.95

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