Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Last night was mostly about leftovers. Saturday's steak was very large and not all of it was eaten. I took it out of the refrigerator and allowed it to some to room temperature. It then hit a hot skillet for just a minute on each side. There was a pan sauce with shallots, Dijon mustard, red wine and lemon juice. There was some stir fried asparagus and a small salad.

The wine was fun. It was a 2006 River Village Cellars Cabernet Franc, an Ohio River Valley wine. River Village Cellars is the second label for Kinkead Ridge. The nose was bright, fresh raspberries with a little cherry underneath. Medium to light in color in the glass the wine still had a wonderful bouquet to it. The fruit was totally forward and the oak and tannin in the wine were balanced to make this a wine to drink and enjoy. This was a wine that didn't require serious thought or contemplation. It was enough to just open it and enjoy what it was offering.

Since this was the wine in the pan sauce it matched up with the steak, and there were a couple of crusty rolls to mop up the remaining sauce while sipping the wine.

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