This will be one of my shortest posts ever. Fraught with disappointment.
Wine: 2004 Biltmore House Signature Series, Syrah, North Coast, California
Dinner: Pepper Steak, Baked Potatoes, Spinach Salad
This wine tasted better in the small pours and short time table at
the winery. Thus, we purchased it. It’s worth noting that this is from
the Biltmore’s California stock, and not the North Carolina grapes.
paired it, being a Syrah, with a nice pepper steak. Except it proved to
be an unexceptional dinner. The pepper steak seemed to have ignored the
pepper and the syrah seemed to have lost any flavor at all. The best part of the meal was the baked potato. (Really, I shouldn’t be allowed in a kitchen except to make cookies.)
Okay, so it’s not a food wine. It does stand on its own alright.
was a little chalky and dry. There was no finish. That said, the pepper
was subdued. In the scheme of syrah, this was a quiet wine. There was
no complexity and was nothing special, but I wasn’t going to dump it out either. After dinner, we enjoyed it, but
at $21.99, we definitely paid too much.
Our score out of 10: 6.5
You know, this is what we get for not following the rules. We picked a wine we really wanted to try that seemed to go well with a recipe we wanted to try. Not favorites. More like curiousities. If this WBW happens to roll around again, I’m making some sort of scrumptious chocolate thing and coupling it with port.
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