Saturday night we had the first meeting of the Wine Club. We chose Cabernet Sauvignon for our first gathering. The weather cooperated for most of the meeting. We sat at one long table and spread out the wines and the delicious food everyone one brought through out the evening.
We had seven wines ranging from $10 to $30 dollars. They definitely all improved by uncorking and decanting. We uncorked the next in the line and decanted it while we drank the previous wine. Next time, we will probably open all the reds at the beginning of the evening. I can't imagine we would have enough pitchers to decant all.
Here is a list of the wines followed by the foods with links to the recipes as they come in:
Wellington Vineyards 2001 Cabernet Savignion
1998 Hess Collection Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Albertina Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 Waddington Ranch Vineyards Medocino
Rutherford Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2002
2002 Franciscan Oakville Estate Napa Valley Cavernet Sauvignon
Robert Mondavi Winery 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Stonegate Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 Napa Valley
Field Stone 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
Eggplant and Artichoke Pasta - Jen
Cheese Platter - Don
Baked Mushroom and Emmenthaler Crostini – Lisa and Shane
Lamb chops with Maytag and Walnuts – Lisa W.
Carpaccio of Beef – Marilyn
Blue Cheese Tarts– Kathie and Bill
Chocolate Truffles and Rasberries – Catherine and Pete
Field Greens with warm goat cheese – Sharon
Everything was delicious. I think all the wines were enjoyed by everyone. The Hess and the Franciscan were two favorites. I liked the Albertina.
Can't wait for the May Wine club!