Three of the wines that provide the foundation for this Friday’s tasting are Mollydooker wines: The 2009 The Boxer Shiraz, the 2009 Two Left Feet Blend and the 2009 The Maitre D'
Yalumba 2009 Y Series Viognier*** ginger, good mouth feel
Nobilo Icon 2009, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc*** :-) melon, pineapple smooth mouth feel and long
Mollydooker 2009 "The Boxer" Shiraz*** cider, peppery, with smooth tannins
Mollydooker 2009 "Two Left Feet"*** :-) 68% Shiraz, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot. Plum, spice, with smooth tannins
2009 "The Maitre D" Cabernet Sauvignon*** :-) spicy, slightly dry
Now a little appetizer
Lombardi’s Neighborhood Italian – Everett***
We thought we would share some items off of Lombardi’s appetizers and small plate menu.
Roasted garlic and Olive Oil*** what’s not to like?
Seared Ahi Tuna Carpaccio**** with a small bed of arugula and olive oil. Seared perfectly, my favorite.
Peel and Eat Shrimp*** always fresh tasting
BBQ Ribs*** nice presentation, wonderful flavors
Salmon spread*** new to their menu. Creamy with a light back ground of lemon and was that a hint of horseradish? Served with toasted beget.
Time for some music
When the winery was founded, it was called Griffins Crossing. A cease-and-desist letter for trademark infringement from an attorney working for Willamette Valley Vineyards brand called Griffin Creek. So a name change was needed.
Red E4 Red Blend** a nice wine, design for folks who love white wines, but want to enjoy a red. Light, black cherries, with a slight fizz, serve chilled.