When my mother and grandmother roll into for the first time in over a year and after the broken arm and stapled head late night hospital visit, it is crucial we open something fun.
2015 Big Table Farm Wirtz Vineyard Pinot Gris
With its rust color from skin contact during fermentation, this pinot gris was loaded with candied clementine, funky earth, chalk, and raspberry. It has a rich mouthfeel with bright acid and a mineral heavy finish.
2011 Ferrari-Carano Tresor
A Sonoma county red blend, this wine was full bodied, but short lived as it was very ready to drink. It had low tannins and low acidity with nice fruit flavors of plum, cherry, and black currants. We paired it with flank steak and chimichurri sauce and it worked nicely
Soundtrack to this wine: Cory Branan - No Hit Wonder.