My turn in the kitchen tonight for dinner with exquisite food matching wines. 2019 Dave’s Porch Wine Sauvignon Blanc and 2010 Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.
First up for appetizers some thirty fresh clams brewed in a white wine, butter, garlic and parsley sauce. Accompanied with a triple Brie cheese with mushrooms from Germany called Champignon. Spread on some fresh bakery sourdough bread. Wine paired was the 2019 Porch Wine Sauvignon with some tropical spices.
Next up were two entrees. First a flank steak wrapped around cheese, tomatoes and spinach. Served with a 2010 Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Rated by various sources between 95 and 99 points! Smooth velvety tannins and aged in French barrels. Opulent and dark fruits abound. Price of the wine is anywhere from $200 to $350+ a bottle.
The other was a fresh yellow fin tuna seared on the BBQ with ground peppercorns and served rare. Topped with pineapples, Mandarin oranges, red pepper flakes and green onions. Served with the 2019 Dave’s Porch Wine Sauvignon Blanc with tropical aromas and flavors. Today’s vintage goes for $13.50 a bottle.
For me, one of the key takeaway is not the cost of the wine but what food it is paired.