Back to a topic for a new year, New Year's Eve wine list.
This year's primary for dinner will be the Marynissen Merlot 1998
Tasting notes can be found here
(select wine type from pull down list).
When i was at the winery last summer, Mr. Marynissen said the 1998 merlot was drinking well last year but they had one bottle left and it needed to go before it was past prime so he baited me and i bought it. However, he threw in a free sediment filter top noting that this wine "WILL need it".
Other strong mentionables that are on the opening list include:Ganton and Larsen Ogopogo's Lair Pinot Grigio (BC)Gray Monk Pinot blanc (BC)
and a yet to be determined port.
Incidentally the planned dinner is as follows:
Prosciutto wrapped baby spinach, cheese (the type escapes me) and fresh basil.
Lobster cakes with a mild chipotle and chili mayo.
Arugula salad with pears, walnuts, goat's cheese and sherry mustard dressing.
Prime rib roast (3 bone) infused with garlic slivers and with a black pepper, coarse sea salt and onion powder rub.
Heart attack double roasted buttered potatoes with cheese (i don't recall his recipe for the cheese type) and bacon.
Dessert will be a vanilla bean creme caramel and we are contemplating a chocolate fondue as well.
Serving 6 at table #3.