Devouring Houston: Exploring Houston One Bite at a time

Houston has so many incredible food establishments...from sumptuously designed restaurants to fun storefronts selling gourmet cookies. From Mexican Food Carts to the Best BBQ in the World. And...I want to expore it one bite at a time.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

"All About Wine" Lunch

What is better than a lunch revolving around the yummiest wines?  And, I don't mean like a wine dinner where the courses are paired to bring out the best in the wine and vice versa.  I mean, a lunch where the whole purpose is to drink preeminent wines, oh and then you can partake in delectable and savory food as a side.   Well, that is what I did on Friday. 

A huge thank you to a great friend who included me an unforgettable lunch, I was able to sample some really fun, amazing grape juices.  Here is what I took away:

Domaine Weinbach Muscat 2008.
-$40 a bottle retail.
-Delicate. Feminine. Light.
-Floral. Aromatic.
-Great Aperitif.
-Drink with spicy food or fatty foods like foie gras or duck.
-I personally think it would be great to sip by the pool!

Nicolas Jaboulet Hermitage 2008.
-$100 a bottle retail.
-70% Marsanne
-30% Roussane
-Mint. Stone.  Flint.

Soter Brut Rose 2005.
-$60 a bottle retail.
-100% Pinot Noir.
- Rich. Raspberries.
-Clean Finish.
-Super Delicious.
-I would bathe in this stuff.

Pommery Brut Rose Non-Vintage.
-$70 a bottle retail.
-70% Chardonnay
-30% Pinot Noir
-Yeasty.  Not overbearing.
-Well blended.  Clean finish.
-Brioche. Cream.  Champagne grapes.

Peregrine Pinot Noir. 2007.
-$35 a bottle retail.
-Otago Region, New Zealand.
-New World Pinot Noir.
-Blackberry.  Blackberry.  Currant.
-Clean finish.

Pommard Pinot Noir 2005.
-$50 a bottle retail.
-Heavier fruits -- Red Cherry.
-Old World Pinot Noir.
-I LOVED this delish nectar. 
-It was like a chocolate dessert to me where I just wanted to keep sinking my teeth into.  Heavenly.

Domaine Weinbach Vendages Tardives 2007.
-$200 a bottle retail.
-Dessert wine.
-Higher residual sugar.
-Green Apples.
-Thick in a very happy way.
-Divine. Luscious. I wanted swim in this stuff. 

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic descriptions! That was a great lunch, hopefully we will all be able to do that again cause you're right, sometimes its better to just enjoy the wine and let food fall into a distant second place.