We were debating how to enjoy an otherwise cold, dreary, do not leave the house day when we stumbled upon the idea of a Yankee Doodle Dandy Saturday Sipping ’n Snacking at home day.
Fortunately, we have more than a lot of USA wines – mostly California – in the cellar so the difficult question was which bottles!? Equally, we encountered a similar difficult question as to which music to play that would compliment the wine? Finally, we turned to the question what food to cook and consume over the 9+ hours event?
We started with wine as we are oft to do! Et voila, the lineup with notes and photo…with, of course, the matching socks:
2011 Sea Smoke Sea Spray. We are, self-admittedly and unashamed, fans of Sea Smoke. We like their style, people, vision and, most importantly, their wines. We equally understand why quite a few CTers do not reach deep in their pockets for Sea Smoke’s Chardonnays, Bubbles and Pinot Noirs. 100% Pinot Noir. 8.5 g/litre dosage. 6 months in French oak barrels. Tasting Note: Fairly Rosé-like visual…given our lack of interest in Rosé, we are not seduced. The aromas changed all that as you feel the big-bone structure (Nicole Kidman), slightly yeasty-rotten-eggs with a hint of brioche. Nice. Fresh, vibrant, bubbled-Pinot Noir with a tangy finish. A bit too much bubbly bubble for us to consider a “meal”, but a most excellent aperitif…sadly at nearly 2x the price of comparables. No problem…we do not sip every day! Continue reading Yankee Doodle Dandy Saturday Sipping ’n Snacking at home