Friday, January 29, 2010

What do You Pair with Possum?

Long story about the possum, we didn't actually serve that for dinner lastnight. We did however open the following wines:

2008 Stefania Chardonnay
2006 Stefania Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet
1999 Laurent Perrier Brut
2003 Joh.Jos Prum raacher Himmelreich Auslese
2005 Dmne de Baumard Coteaux dLayon
1988 Cos d'Estournal
2004 Dmne Santa Duc Prestige de Hautes Gigondas
1979 Santa Cruz Mountains Vineyards Cabernet Bates Ranch
1994 Woodside Vineyards Cabernet Kings Mountain
2004 Woodside Vineyards Cabernet Kings Mountain
2004 Dmne de Beaurenard Chateauneuf du Pape
1977 Carneros Creek Cabernet Fay Vineyard
2000 Chateau Siran Margaux
1982 Chateau du Tertre Margaux

My personal notes are personal. It became apparently clear to me in this line up that I've been drinking a lot of young wines and my palate is happier with brighter fruitier wines. I still don't like sweet wines (2005 Baumard), and we were disappointed with the corked Cos D'.

My top two wines of the night were the 2000 Margaux and the 2004 CDP. They both paired well with the tri-tip and orzo meal and held their own without food.

1 comment:

hampers said...

Indeed! 2008 Stefania Chardonnay works with Possum. It really tastes well. Enjoyed your blog very much.