Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Wonder if the Pope likes it?
Cuvee du Vatican, CDP, 2006.
This was a perfect wine to drink at La Botte with the very Sicilian and Catholic owner, "Mama". I don't know her name. We just call her Mama. I do know she likes to go to the Chumash Casino to play the slot machines with her sister. And she likes sweet wine, marsala I think.
But, I digress. The Vatican was really adored by Peter's parents who preferred it to the Barbaresco that we also brought to dinner. It was jammy, a little stewy and very plummy. Soft tannins. Soft acidity. A perfect wine for the parentals who were a little overwhelmed by the tannins in the Nebbiolo.
Another great Thanksgiving wine that can be purchased at the Wine House for $35.99.
By the way, the Brouilly I mentioned below is $13.99 at Vendomes in Toluca Lake. Hooyah!