Had a decent flight from SFO to JFK and then from JFK to Madrid. We actually had a relatively decent dinner on the JFK to Madrid flight.
I picked three wines for dinner/dessert. I'm not seeing a need to formally review these as I'm unclear of the distributors/availability. If I can confirm that, I'll put up formal grades and links.
Occhio al Vento (Eye of the Wind). Made from 100% Vermentino, it's a light, crisp varietal lending it's melon, caramel and red delicious apples to the mix, it was nice with a starter of hummus with caramelized onions & spinach salad with goat cheese.
Next was the 2005 Belguardo Serrata. This Tuscan bottle is comprised of a
Sangiovese and 20% Alicante, a fairly uncommon grape to the US market that's a genetic mutation of Grenache. This bottle brings a very mineraly, tobacco laced nose and black cherry and plum to the front end and paired nicely with beef tenderloin.
Juracon near the Pyranees, that brings a great deal of caramel, green apple and straw, which works super with cheese like cabrales, manchego and aged gouda. This is a super bottle. Try and see it out at your LWS!
We landed in Madrid and headed to the hotel. More to come shortly.
See you soon,