Palumbo 2006 "Tre Fratelli" Estate Reserve Meritage -- From Temecula, 40% cabernet sauvignon, 40% merlot, 20% cabernet franc. A Bordeaux blend that tasted Italian.
I put it alongside an "Eggplant Pam-esan" -- one of my favorite meals to make for the Sweet Partner in Crim. Decided to break this one out to celebrate a successful test on my liver.
Turned out to be an absolutely wonderful pairing. I was so happy. So was she. The tannin and minerality went wonderfully with my marinara and the smokiness of the eggplant.
Since a Bordeaux blend, it also worked well with the evening's dark chocolate.