Tuesday, October 25, 2011


There was a grand opening for a new market in this area, Earth Fare.  Since I was in the neighborhood on an errand there was no need not to stop in and see what it was like.  Nice store, and definitely a competitor to Whole Foods.  One of their opening day specials was packages of two, medium lobster tails, and a package came home with me for dinner.  They were steamed simply over some salt water and served with a butter and lemon juice dipping sauce.

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.


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