It is a red wine Friday night.
My initial thought on my first sip, was shudder.... But I was wrong. First impressions are sometimes wrong. Yeah, if you unscrew the top and pour a glass to drink, you will be disappointed.... But, if you open the bottle and cook a rich meal:
Mixed Green Salad w/Italian dressing
Grilled Hangar Steak
Butternut Squash Risotto w/crispy butter fried sage
This wine is a good lush peppery dinner wine, it is much better when served w/ food - and after a run through the vinturi AND some time breathing - it is a fruity, peppery wine. Think sour cherries and blackberries with a bite.
Now my cold & I are snuggling up on the sofa of sloth and perusing what is on my TIVO for the evening. Next week is Thanksgiving - a culinary dream. I'll be cooking kosher - which is kinda cool for a goy (translation - non-jew) from Maine!