Still trying (and failing) to catch up on these pics. But the week was at least a little more reasonable. We were headed into TexSom, so guess that's why! Also, a Peking Duck for good measure. Because, why not!
This time, we went with a wine we randomly found in our offsite cellar--a 2006 Chateau Bonnin Pichon. We have no idea what we paid for it years ago, but it's probably a $25 bottle now. We've stored it at 55 degrees for probably 6 or 7 years, at least. Maybe longer. Good color with no bricking. Nose of leather, tobacco, earth. Dark cherry at the front of the palate mixed with vanilla and forest floor and leather. Still pretty astringent. Shorter finish with a little bitter herb at the end of the palate. Tasty for sure, but not hugely complex anymore. Drink now! Offers great qpr, and gives you an old bordeaux taste without the price. Buy if you can find any! 88-89
One recent Sunday, we were in the mood to try something new. None of the usual spots seemed to fit the bill, and we were eager to branch out a little bit. We also wanted to try a new BYOB spot, which isn’t so easy to find in Dallas (unless you want Thai). We ran across a great option via the Facebook page of a chef/friend we really respect, who posted a wicked-looking cocktail from the night before that we just had to try. Located in a converted 1932 Sinclair gas station, the new spot was called Petra and the Beast. No menu was available online, but we found a couple pictures of a chalkboard menu that looked promising, so we thought “let’s go.” We liked it so much, we recommended it to
We can't all drink Krug all the time (ok, we know a couple people who can and do, but we digress). So, for us mere mortals, there is the daily drinker. Now, the daily drinker is often a young, undistinguished wine people drink while cooking, watching TV, or for lunch (or breakfast--we don't judge here). While price range varies pretty widely person to person, for most of us they cost between $10 and $40 per bottle. Anything less, and you're in the scary world of box wine and $2-buck chuck. Anything more, and you run into some wines that are much tastier than the normal daily drinker. Perrier-Jouet is $40/bottle, after all. They're basically priced at a point where you can drink 2 bottles/da
So, we thought we'd start a new thing here called "this week in wine," because we've been lucky enough to try some pretty fun stuff lately. Not a lot of commentary. Just pure, unadulterated, wine goodness here. BTW, we're a few weeks behind on this, so we'll start a few weeks back and work our way forward. Enjoy!!
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