Last Night's Affair: Harvest Moon

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The Wine:
Harvest Moon Sonoma Harvest Red 2007

The Affair:
Few reds from California capture the characteristics from Bordeaux that I love most. Last night's affair however took me right back to the place where wine is king and everything just seems to taste and drink so well.

This red blend consisting of 33% Dry Creek Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Riebli Valley Syrah, 17% Dry Creek Merlot, 11% Dry Creek Cab Franc and 5% Russian River Petit Syrah is crafted to be food friendly thanks to an appropriately controlled alcohol content. To capture the pyrizine "perfume" of Bordeaux, the grapes used to make this wine were harvested with lower than typical sugar levels. Chemistry and winemaking aside, this wine is elegant and will age well through the next decade.

Last night's affair was nothing less than satisfying. Homemade spaghetti and meatballs followed a savory crab dip. Oddly enough, this red blend complimented both the dip and the balls with grace, style, and a seductive taste that left me wanting much, much more!

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tampawinewoman said...

That's a bit of an odd blend . . . I understand the Cab, Merlot, Cab Franc. What I am not quite getting is the Syrah and Petit Sirah. But, that's California for you.

Glad you enjoyed it. Sounds tasty and the dish looks great!

Jodi a/k/a tampawinewoman

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