Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The first one was opened with a dish of clams, shrimp and scallops done paella style, but substituting Israeli couscous for the rice for a quicker cooking time. It included white wine, shrimp stock and tomatoes, along with garlic, onions, and saffron.
The wine got a medium chill and the cork came out about twenty minutes before dinner was ready. It was electric, neon pink in the glass and reminded me of a sunset. There were definite aromas of cherries and strawberries and they were bold. The first sip was bone dry and crisp and went almost entirely with watermelon flavors. The cherries and strawberries were still hanging around but they were second fiddle in this wine. A long crisp finish kicked up the strawberry a bit, but this wine was still about drinking a watermelon. Fantastic with the seafood. This is as good a bottle of California rose' as I've had. Delicious.