Today, we experienced the first hint of spring. To celebrate, we turned to Nortown rib steaks (now naturally raised and grass fed) on the barbecue for dinner with California asparagus and desiree potatoes from Vicki's Veggies. A quick rustle in the cellar produced a bottle of Chateau Fourcas Hosten 2000 - as it turns out, an uninspired, but acceptable match. For a 2000, I expected some grace, but instead found the wine a little stiff, with a tannic edge hiding the fruit. Not a bad match with the steak, but it should certainly have been better. In my judgment it needed time for the fruit to show, unless, of course, it was never there.
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