Posts Tagged ‘2010’

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 140: Chianti Rufina and a Burger

August 16, 2014

In this episode, Jeff pairs this Chianti Rufina sample with his guacamole burger…

Wine Tasted:

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Nipozzano 2010 Chianti Rufina Riserva

Stay Rad,

Jeff

What’s your favorite Chianti Rufina? How did it compare to other Chianti and Chianti Classicos you’ve tried? Leave a comment and let us know.

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 131: Blanc to the Future

April 13, 2014

In this episode, Jeff tries a three vintage vertical of Sauvignon Blanc samples from Cornerstone Cellars

Wine Tasted:

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Cornerstone Cellars 2011, 2010, and 2009 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Food Pairing:

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King Crab Mac and Cheese. The acidity of the Sauvignon Blanc cut through the fattiness of the crab and the cheese. The salinity of the wine also highlighted the seafood. This food pairing does a great job of showcasing the richness of the Cornerstone Sauvignon Blanc.

Next Day Bonus Food Pairings:

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Shrimp Ceviche. This spicy and rich ceviche brought out some of the ripe fruit flavors in the wine.

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Super Burrito Al Pastor. The savory burrito highlighted the herbaceous notes in the Sauvignon Blanc. I would show you a picture of the burrito unwrapped, but that would make for a messy meal.

Stay Rad,

Jeff

What’s the oldest Sauvignon Blanc you’ve had?  What are your thoughts on aging your white wines?  Leave us a comment, and let us know what you think.

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 129: The Boy who Cried Wolff

March 5, 2014

In this episode, Jeff tries a Zinfandel/Merlot blend made by his sister’s friend and her dad.

Spoiler Alert: It rules hard!

 

Wine Tasted:

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Wolff & Father 2010 Loup de Rouge

After the Facts:

To learn more about Wolff & Father Wines and All Spice Restaurant, click here.

Stay Rad,

Jeff

What’s your favorite Zinfandel/Merlot blend?  Leave a comment, and let us know.

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 126: Goin’ South

January 3, 2014

In this episode, Jeff does a blind tasting of two new world, South American, Bordeaux wines.

Wines Tasted…

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Come on, guys! This is a blind tasting! But… If you really want to see what they are, scroll down.

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Lamadrid 2011 Single Vineyard Reserva Malbec

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Aresti 2010 Reserva Carmenere

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Jeff

Leave a comment, and tell us about your experience with Argentine Malbec, Chilean Carmenere, and South American wines in general.

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 125: Taking My Time with Food and Wine

December 22, 2013

In this episode, Jeff takes his time in analyzing these two fine samples from Cornerstone Cellars. Get yourself a nice bottle of wine, and a big plate of food, before you watch this one… This one may take a while.

Wine Tasted:

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Cornerstone Cellars 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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Cornerstone Cellars 2010 Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Food Pairing:

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The Big Roy featuring Roasted Garlic, Bacon, Pepper Jack, and Garlic Aioli with a side of Fries, House Ketchup, and Chipotle Ketchup from Cafe 152 Burger in Gilroy

Wine Samples provided by Cornerstone Cellars.

Stay Rad,

Jeff

What’s your take on the Cabs of Napa Valley, Howell Mountain, and Cornerstone Cellars? Leave a comment, and let us know.

Getting Down in Reno

July 8, 2013

Last week, Kara and I headed up to Reno to visit my folks.

Here’s a quick look at some of the stuff we found up there…

Upon our arrival, my dad poured me one of his new favorite beers…

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Shock Top Lemon Shandy. If you like wheat beers and lemon zest, this is the brew for you.

Check out what my mom made for us…

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We’re expecting a baby at the end of December. This will be their first pair of shoes.

Now…

My folks have lived in Reno for over a decade, so I’ve gotten to know this town pretty well. Our goal on this trip was to try some new things.

We started off our second day in town visiting a hidden gem at the University of Nevada, Reno…

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Fleischmann Planetarium. They’ve got some pretty cool star shows almost every hour.

Later, we hit up a local favorite for lunch…

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Dish Cafe

I first heard of this spot when it was featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives”.

Here’s what I ate…

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The Cowgirl Panini made of Creekstone Farms Tri Tip, Carmelized Onions, Thyme, Goat Cheese, Dijon, and Goat Cheese Spread on Sourdough. Mad tasty.

The good eats continued when we went to Old Granite Street Eatery for dinner.

Here’s what I had…

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Sweet Bacon Chips. Mmmmmmmm…

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Chilled Asparagus Soup with Crème Fraiche and Watercress. A perfect dish for a hot summer night.

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Wood Grilled Burger with Aged White Cheddar and Potato Medallions. So good!

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Pair it all with the Cascina Valpane 2010 Barbera d’Alba and a beautiful woman, and it’s all good.

The next day was the Fourth of July. After waking up to the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest on ESPN, we strolled around downtown Reno to check out the Wing Fest.

You know I had to sample some…

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Some fantastic Nitro Wings.

That’s how I get down.

Stay Rad,

Jeff

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 109: Pomerol (Almost)

July 5, 2013

In this episode, Jeff shares a Right Bank Bordeaux with his clarinet-playing father…

Wine Tasted:

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Chateau Garraud 2010 Lalande de Pomerol

After the Facts:

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Here’s the Ribs Marcello made…

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And here is his Merlot vine!

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Jeff

What’s your favorite value Bordeaux? Do you want to hear Dave TheVegetarian play some music? Leave a comment, and let us know.

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 108: Here’s why #AlsaceRocks!

June 27, 2013

As part of the Wines of Alsace Twitter Taste and Chat, Jeff tries four different Alsatian Rieslings in this episode.  Let’s see why #AlsaceRocks…

Wines Tasted:

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Rad Wines of Alsace

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Trimbach 2010 Riesling

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Domaine Ostertag 2011 Vignoble d’E Riesling

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Meyer-Fonné 2011 Riesling Reserve

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Weinbach 2011 Cuvée Théo Riesling

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Oh man!

See Jeff’s first tasting of Trimbach Riesling here.

Stay Rad,

Jeff

Don’t forget to join the Wines of Alsace Twitter Taste and Chat between 4 and 5pm Pacific, 6/27/13.  Use the hashtag #AlsaceRocks, and throw a Q in front of your questions, to find out all you want to know about these dry Rieslings from France.

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 105: Renegade

June 20, 2013

In this episode, Jeff pairs a different kind of red blend with a steak…

Wine Tasted:

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Ancient Peaks 2010 Margarita Vineyard Renegade

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Jeff

What’s the worst food and wine pairing you’ve ever had?  Leave a comment, and let us know.

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 101: Of Mushrooms and Pinot Noir

May 30, 2013

In this episode, Jeff picks out a wine to pair with his cream of mushroom soup…

Wine Tasted:

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Tendril 2010 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Visit Tendril Wine Cellars to check out their wines.

Stay Rad,

Jeff

What Pinot Noir are you drinking these days?  Leave a comment, and let us know about it.


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