Chris was in Haiti for a seven-day mission trip. I decided to stay home and not join her. The trip was right after a two-week Christmas break and I had to go back to work. There was an internet connection at the place she was staying so we could talk to each other every night. We both have iPhones so we “face-timed” every night. At times it was challenging because the wireless connection was shared with many. We have no idea how blessed we are in this country.
Chris did her best to have many ready-to-eat meals while she was out. The freezer had many meals and the day before she left we visited the grocery store for fresh produce.
tonight’s menu was home-made pasta and a spinach salad. Since I was having pasta I knew I wanted to pair the meal with a good bottle of wine from Italy.
Medium color depth with a garnet hue.
Aromatic young-fruity aromas of sweet bing cherry, red current, and blueberry.
Dry, medium-bodied, slightly tart. The tannins are week and a little astringent. Rich mid-palate flavors with a medium length finish.
How much: 15 EU = ~$17.50
Region/Appellation: Montepulciano – Siena – Italy.
The wine pared well with my meal. I was able to take a picture of it and text it to Chris before we were able to talk. I prefer Chris’ food over what I could prepare. I was happy with the end result and wine.
I rated the 2008 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG three glasses.
Life is too short to drink crappy wine. Expand your palate and keep trying.