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Three new Pinots from Domaine Carneros, all part of the 2012 vintage, including two single-clone varietals, a rare feat in the Pinotverse. 2012 Domaine Carneros Pinot Noir Clonal Series Swan – Each year Domaine Carneros spotlights one of the 12 different Pinot Noir clones grown here by bottling it separately. The 2012 vintage is the first year to feature the Swan clone.
… POPCORN Sprinkled with Tangelo Salt SUMMER HARVEST SALAD Season garden lettuce, shaved scarlet radish, celery & golden beets, Mission fig-yuzu vinaigrette SIGNATURE GOURMET WRAP Smoked Willie Bird turkey wrap, Redwood Hill Farm goat cheddar, house verjus-pickled white onion, Gravenstein apple-raspberry aioli SEASONAL GARDEN & ORCHARD FRUIT…
… and panko encrusted salmon topped with aioli. We paired this with the Burbank Ranch Tempranillo. What? Tempranillo with salmon? Yep…it work due to the mustard and aioli. Nice pairing. In studio with David Wilson of Grape Encounters Radio The evening carried on, and the group slowly headed back up the road to Paso Robles and our waiting hotel room…
…Pitifully bad news releases abound. Journalists usually swap them among themselves. Usually we just privately laugh … and regret that there are so many PR people who have no concept of what actual news is, who stack unsupported superlatives one on top of the other like wedding cakes with too many tiers and way too…