Posts by Tom Plant
We ended the evening with a yet to be released wine, 2011 “The Phantom” from Lorenzi Vineyards in Temecula. Al loved the nose and the wine. Chris commented on the dark ruby color with chocolate and dried cherries on the nose and thought it was nuanced.
Flavors include “Pompous Pomegranate”, “Giddy Garlic Cracked Pepper”, “Oh My Yum Orange” and several others including seasonal offerings like “Classy Clove and “Wild Cherry” made with Maraschino cherries and bourbon.
After touching down in Bilbao, we made our way into the land of wine legends – Rioja. We came over the crest of a hill and there it was. Sprawling rolling vineyards interspersed with small ones. We wound our way into the town of Logroño, where at 8:30pm, the temperature hovered in the 80s. I […]
While the Mickey Arnett Duo provided the musical backdrop, Chef Marty and his able team began wowing the guests with his garlic pineapple ginger glazed tropical shrimp skewers paired with the 2012 Vienza Pinot Grigio from Europa Village.
Brian called it “superb, unbeatable at the price.” Kim called it smokey, leggy and oaky. I liked the expressive nose and picked up cherries and berries.
A blend of Ugni Blanc, Colombard, Sauvignon Blanc and Gros Manseng, it features a citrus nose, lemon/lime with a hint of kiwi. It’s a perfect summer wine and at $8 it won’t hurt your budget.
Most people are passionate about beets, Robert told us. They either love them or hate them. I must confess I fall into the latter group.