Saturday, May 30, 2009

Rose' de Tornado

Interesting day here on Saturday. The weather was beautifully sunny and cool until late in the evening when a few clouds popped up. That deteriorated quickly about 8:30 PM as a frontal system passed through and spawned a few tornadoes. One of them passed within half a mile of here setting off alarms, knocking out the satellite dish for television, and finally killing the power for a brief period of time. Scott is not a huge fan of tornado sirens - and neither am I. It was a wild ride for a few minutes, but so far the household is surviving.

Fortunately everything was complete for the day when all this began. Dinner was a marinated veal chop cooked on the grill with grilled corn on the cob and a small salad. The wine was a 2008 Domaine Des Cantarelles Rose' de Fayel, van de pays du Gard. The wine is 70% Cabernet Franc, 25% Syrah and 5% Grenache.

It was all about cherry fruit a tiny touch of almond and good acidity. Light, refreshing, easy to drink and at $11 a bottle highly affordable.

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