Sunday, August 3, 2008

A Fine Friday

For this week's "vino venerdi" I tried a Pinot Noir. I have been wanting to try more Pinot Noirs because the region I am living in is known for PNs. If you have ever seen "Sideways" you know exactly what I am talking about.
For the meal I prepared a grilled tuna and peppers with caper vinaigrette. It was a great recipe!! The sauce was absolutely delicious. And the recipe could not have been easier, the entire thing took me about 10 minutes. It was a perfect Friday night meal. But now, you maybe asking yourself "a red wine with fish?" I thought the same thing...that these people are crazy telling me that the tuna will go perfectly with a PN. They were right...it was a great combo.
The PN of the evening was from the Rancho Sisquoc Winery. The grapes came from the Flood Family vineyards of Santa Barbara County. It had a very distinct cherry flavor. Mark kept commenting on the tame tannins. I think he likes a little more tannin and oak. However, he did manage to finish off a couple of glasses. I definitely enjoyed this wine and look forward to trying more wines from this winery.

2 comments:

Michelle Leigh said...

I sure hope you cook like that when we are there :) Just kidding, I'd be happy with with anything.

You are definitely a wine-o, getting good at it too! We'll be there in about a month, I can't wait to try all these wines in person. Maybe we can host a co-op wine tasting for our blogs while we're there.

PS is that little blondie Annika? Holy crap is she cute! And super blonde, but that doesn't surprise me!

Kristin and Tim said...

I hope we get to try a wine like that. I absolutely love pinot noir!