We invite my cousin Ed and his lovely wife Paige over for dinner. They have an incredible wine cellar at their house and enjoy collecting Bordeaux wines. Since the theme tonight is Asian inspired, they brought over a Gewurtztraminer to enjoy. In addition, they gave us a 2002 Spring Mountain Winery Cabernet Sauvignon to put in our cellar. (It is going to be hard to wait to enjoy that bottle).
Several months ago, I visited the Pleasant Hill Wine Merchants http://www.pleasanthillwinemerchants.com/ and was turned on to Bex Reisling – what a find! Both whites complimented the meal wonderfully and were such classics for the Asian inspired dinner. We enjoyed wonderful conversation, memories, food and wine.
Shrimp and Pork Shumai with Spicy Dipping Sauce
Tom Kha Gai Soup (Coconut Lemongrass & Chicken Soup)
Grapefruit, Jicama and Water Chestnut Salad
Simple Pad Thai
Triple Sorbet – Mango, Raspberry and Pomegranate with Fortune Cookie
Husch – Gewurtztraminer – Anderson Valley – 2006
Tasting Notes: The nose opens up to a slight spearmint, asian pears and a hint of fresh cut wood. Soft and delicate mouthful with soft notes of lemongrass and a tinge of oak. Very soft sweetness and finish is very clean.
Bex – Reisling - Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany – 2006
Tasting Notes: This is a delicious wine with just enough sweetness to give it a refreshing edge. Not overly-sweet, just enough. Loaded with peachy fruit and a layer of acidity against the fruit, the wine drinks so easily. Notes of honey, pear, apricot and minerals linger in the palate afterwards. Drink this refreshing Riesling with dinner or by itself.