Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The wine department was adequate and I did manage to find a few interesting things. The wine with the lobster tails was a 2010 Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc / Viognier from California. The blend is 79% Chenin Blanc and 21% Viognier. The nose was definitely Chenin Blanc with the bloom of melon and honeysuckle aromas. Nice pear and tart apple taste and great acidity. The Viognier provided a nice mouth feel to this wine. Tart finish with crisp fruit notes made it a very nice bottle of wine with the lobster, and we finished the bottle two days later with some fresh sea scallops. Good with those too.
13% alcohol and $13.