Sunday, April 4, 2010

Chateau d'Escurac Medoc `05 AOC (Not TJ's) $23.99 ***

Easter dinner is takeout from La Bussola Restaurant in Glen Cove.  Tonight's wine is this blend from Bordeaux.  Both dinner and wine are brought to you by our sponsor the mysterious man in the yellow Easter tie.

This is a dry wine with deep black current undertones and tannins an interesting flavor for being 50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon.  I never quite understood the draw of black current when I lived in London, Ribena (The blackcurrent drink) was sweet yet tart.  In wine, the black current is dark and substantial. It is fruity, but concentrated, like dry fruit.  I am not at home, so I didn't have a chance to run it through the vinturi, but I now know what to bring as a hostess gift the next time I am in Glen Cove!

Caesar Salad
Penne a la Vodka
Green beans with roasted garlic
Veal with Gorgonzola
Linguine fileto pomodoro (sp - it is off the menu only for insiders)

This is a great big THANK you to my hostess, my dining companions, Notorious Nick the Snowboarder, Alex "I want a better i-Touch" (32 gig isn't enough) and our sponsor, the mysterious man in the yellow Easter tie!

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