Well, at least it is not snowing, which we all know it sure could be this time of year. But you know what they say about spring showers – something about flowers, but I was thinking about a good harvest (you know, wine). I do not think floods are forecast, however, so it looks like a good weekend to head out for some fine food & wine. We will be featuring Pork Tenderloin, Opah Fish from Hawaii, and King Clip Fish from off the coast of Africa (so we’re told). If you’re in the neighborhood we’d love to see ya’ – come keep us company, and enjoy a meal with us!
I have added two wines to our feature board. The Riddler returns as well as a Barbera from Italy. The Riddler is a red blend from Stratton Lummis, and although they are keeping the exact blend a secret (for whatever reason) I am pretty sure there is some Zinfandel, Petit Sirah and Cab in the blend. This Napa wine is very fruit forward, like many of the newer wines today, very approachable and easy to drink & enjoy. The Barbera comes from Piedmont in northwest Italy, the home of Barolo and Barbaresco, and to me is among the best food wines anywhere. Medium to full bodied, Barbera is grown elsewhere throughout the world but its true home is Piedmont. This wine would be very good with your dinner, but it also works on its own. The Spanish Tempranillo from Tamaral is also on the board, and I urge you again to try it. Tempranillo, like Barbera, is a wonderful food wine. A few other wines recently received but not yet on our wine list is a Barbaresco from the same vineyard that
makes the Barbera, Riva Leone, and a new Pinot Noir from Oregon, Alloro, from the Chehalem Mountain AVA part of the Willamette Valley. Barbarso is a fuller bodied wine, 100% Nebbiolo as is Barolo, but slightly more friendly, less austere perhaps. Usually on the pricey side, we are offering this wine at $34/bottle. The Pinot from Alloro is an Estate Pinot Noir, with deep color, nice acidity, excellent balance and full body. This wine is what fine Oregon Pinot Noir is all about. Not inexpensive, but a value for its quality at $54/bottle. Give them a try.
Remember, no floods this weekend (I hope!), so we’ll be here for you. Thanks for all your support, and we hope to see you soon.
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