Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Speechless and Frozen

The temperatures never ventured into the positive range yesterday.  They bottomed out at -10 degrees last night with wind chills I prefer not to discuss in polite company. 

A small Boston Butt roast of pork went into a 300 degree oven before noon and roasted the entire day.  It helped warm the house and it also made for some great aromas.  After resting for an hour when it came out of the oven I carved it and there was a feast.  Delicious stuff.

The wine was a 2010 Willi Schaefer Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett.  It was a beautiful bottle of wine and I sat there just staring at it after taking the first sip.  Clean and pure, precise, electric, and spicy in its aromas, the taste was tart apple, a suggestion of pineapple, a bit of white peach and lime zest.  The finish was long and incredibly sharp and refreshing.  The pork elevated this wine and the wine in turn made the pork roast as good as any I have ever had.  There simply aren't enough superlatives for this wine.  It was remarkable bottle.

2010 Willi Schaefer Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett.  7.5% alcohol  and the best $27 I have spent on a bottle of wine in a long, long time.

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