Archive for the ‘Wine’ Category

I figure it’s about time we gave Kermit Lynch a shout-out. After all, we have been loyal fans drinking his wine for almost a decade now. As most of you oenophiles already know, Kermit Lynch is somewhat of a living legend in the wine importing world. He is highly respected for his portfolio of wines, […]

  A lot of people hold the misconception that Bouillabaisse is difficult to make, most likely because its French and it involves fish. The truth is, its really just all about the stock. If you can get the soup base right, you can throw in just about any white fleshed fish or shellfish and come […]

  Nose: limestone, lemon zest, and white peach, with subtle hints of vanilla custard Palate: soft, minerally, and fresh; perfect pairing with a salty crudo.    Notes: region- Santa Ynez, California; varietal- 100% Sauvignon Blanc; the grapes are given 24 hours skin contact before being moved into stainless steel tanks for aging, which gives the […]

Nose: pepper, black licorice, lavender, very earthy with jammy red and dark fruits Palate: cherry, plum, mocha; rich and full with vibrant fruits and mineral notes Notes: region- Languedoc, France; varietal- 50% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre. This is an amazing red that blends the best of Bandol and Chateau du Beaucastel like flavors into […]

The last few weeks have been full of great opportunities to cook out with friends, open wine, and enjoy the slow and lazy summer nights. There have been too many good ones to detail in full, but here’s a short list of some of the more interesting and notable bottles: Albert Sounit Crémant de Bourgogne […]

Nose: candy apple, black cherry, blueberry, wet stone, prunes. Palate: tart and spicy with flavors of black cherry, cranberry and cassis; good acidity and persistence, medium bodied, long finish. Notes: region- Willamette, Oregon; varietal- 100% Pinot Noir; we made a few mistakes with drinking this wine- first, we drank without the accompaniment of food. After […]

Nose: aromas of pear, honeysuckle, white flowers, hazelnut and sweet oak  Palate: rich and round texture with honey, pear and lemon zest flavors; moderate acidity and a long minerally finish.   Notes: region- Paso Robles, CA; varietal- 100% Roussanne; 100% organic; we got this bottle as part of our Tablas Creek wine club membership.  Although it […]