before!" Of course it was wine that I had (maybe a bit too much of and played table football...) at a restaurant on the Upper East Side, but it really went well with the meal then. How would it fare for a Sunday lunch??? Today, I found out.
JPH laid out a spread of smoked chicken, sausage, pate, cheese and fresh bread. After some discussion about the picture - MEH took the first pics, and they were the best (hers in the one on the left - I'll post mine below), I took my first sip. This Carpineto Dogajolo "Baby Super Tuscan" (13% ETOH) has Sangiovese (80%) as the predominant taste, strong, fruity, kind of oaky but the finish was definitely Cabernet Sauvignon (20%) making it mellow and long.
We broke bread and munched away at a picnic spread of cold meats, subtle cheeses and bread from the oven. It was a good inexpensive dry red table wine that cut through the rich cheeses: Bucheron, a goat cheese from the Loire that is MEH's favorite & Queso Manchego, a Spanish sheep's milk cheese that has firmer, riper, buttery flavor.