Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Cracking Open the Good Stuff, Volume 2 -- Palumbo

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.

Good times.

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