Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The blush of youth and the electricity of a new wine is gone from this particular vintage and in its place there's a wine with depth, flavor and class. The gangly edges are gone and it has grown into something beautiful. It's very white Bordeaux in style with some grassiness, gooseberries, white peaches and some yellow figs in the flavor. It's a medium bodied wine that can stand some hearty fare, but is still agile enough to know its place as a compliment to food. It's really drinking well right now.
It accompanied the plate pictured below.... blanched white asparagus, ripe Roma tomatoes with fresh mozzarella cheese, lightly smoked chicken breast slices, lightly blanched sugar snap peas, thin slices of salami, some marinated red onions, fresh basil and fresh lettuce. The whole plate was dressed with a light vinaigrette with some pink peppercorns in the mix.