April 12, 2006

two new wines

Dinner with Laura Anne Gilman wherein I attempted a chicken version of Duck with Orange Tea Sauce (it worked out alright though the sauce wasn't as thick).

She brought two bottles to share:

1999 Forefathers Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley - From their website: "On the palate the wine is elegant, powerful, rich and seamless. The long rich mouth makes the wine drink beautifully now, and will improve over the next 10 years." (from their own website) As she said, this was perhaps a little futher gone than its ideal state, but it was still quite good.

2004 Vin d'Alsace One - a combination of Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Muscat, Gewurztraminer, and Pinot Gris. From the label: "crisp and dry with good body, intensity and depth." I'm not sure whether I'd get this one again or not. It was a fun wine, but maybe a little too complicated, or trying too hard?

Posted by Jennifer at April 12, 2006 8:04 PM | TrackBack
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I agree about the Forefathers Cab, which was quite tasty even being a bit past its prime.

I think I liked the Vin d'Alsace One more than you did, finding the complexity a positive aspect of the experience, since it somehow managed to be complex without being too challenging.

Posted by: Michael at April 23, 2006 4:07 PM
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