Wine Notes from Brian
The most exciting wine pairing this week is the Alaskan Halibut matched with the 2008 Di Stefano Sauvignon Blanc. This wine is full bodied for a Sauvignon Blanc and it will match nicely with the meaty texture of the fish. It has enough ripeness of fruit to balance the Harissa spiced zucchini. It has enough acidity to cut through the richness of the fried artichokes; and it has complimentary flavors to the Meyer lemon and fennel emulsion. Highly Recommended.
Until next Thursday the Featured Pinot Noir is the 2007 St. Innocent Winery Momtazi Vineyard
A bit atypical for this bio-dynamically farmed vineyard, however more accurately reflecting the vintage. This wine is showing more red raspberry flavors than in years past as well as the typical wild strawberry, black cherry and green tea aromas. The usual structure is more modest and has been replaced by brighter acidity. A classic Oregon Pinot Noir executed by this winery. Pair this wine with our Filet Mignon.