Sunday, November 29, 2009

Wine and Leftovers

Yesterday I took my heritage turkey carcass and simmered it all day with onion, celery, carrot, garlic, thyme, sage, rosemary, allspice, clove, bay leaf and peppercorns. Strained it off and added the picked off turkey and egg noodles and salt and pepper. Awesome, now we will be having leftovers of the leftovers. Had some great friends over and enjoyed some outstanding wines:

2008 Buty Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc/Muscadelle, quite refreshing with nice acid from the Sauvignon Blanc and great floral notes from the Muscadelle.

2001 Christom Jessie Vineyard Pinot Noir, the nose on this wine was stunning, great earthy notes with some light fruit hints in the background. On the palate the wine still showed great fruit and had enough acid and tannin balance to be drinking great. Loved the wine.

2003 Flowers Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. Very ripe fruit on the nose and palate with lighter tannins, The acid seemed a little high but still was drinking quite nice.

2005 Betz Clos de Betz, what can you say, stunning wine, drinking great, acid, tannin and fruit all in balance with great structure.

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