Saturday, May 31, 2008
Nothing constricting about Boa.
Pictured is my friend, Kevin, sommelier at Boa Steakhouse in Santa Monica. I went by to see him this week and asked him for his recommendation, something NEW and EXCITING (see I really am changing!)
He recommended Baxter, a 2006 Carignan from Mendocino. Only 100 cases produced by a father and son team. Fun! Kevin says it has good acidity, a stepping stone for Pinot drinkers who aren't quite ready to graduate to Syrah or Cabernet. I asked him if it was steak wine, and he said, "Yes, but it also has a light freshness to it." If I heard Kevin correctly this wine is on the list for the low low price of $60.
The most amazing thing about Boa is the Sunday "Wine Lover's Night" where all wines by the bottle are 50% off. Did you hear me??? 50% off! That makes Baxter $30!!! Sweet Jesus, take me now.
What a great place to spend the check you just got from George Bush.