Food, Wine and Family – on a Saturday Night

Saturday night Megan and I had Jeff and Elizabeth over for dinner. The weather was chilly here in Richmond so the fire was roaring when they arrived. They were gracious enough to bring over a nice dry Rose and a bottle of Legend Brewery chocolate porter that we enjoyed as we sat around the fire place.

For dinner we made coconut crusted sesame ginger tofu with buckwheat soba noodles and a side of sautéed spicy cashew fresh greens.  For a wine we chose the 2004 Imagery Estates Barbera because we thought its fruitiness and soft tannins would go nicely with the dish.

My Tasting Notes –

Nose – Black cherry, black olive, blueberry

Taste – Cinnamon, cherry

Mouthfeel – Medium body, very smooth soft mouthfeel, good acids and very smooth tannins

Finish – long with slightly spicy white pepper finish

The wine was fabulous, great dark color and a luscious mouthfeel that went great with the crispy texture and richness of the coconut as well as the rest of the dish.  For a little post dinner treat, we had some Fonseca Bin 27 port, a great way to warm up on a chilly evening.

I think a great time was had by all and it was a wonderful way to spend a Saturday evening, with family, food and wine.

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Categories: family, Imagery Estate, tofu, wine review | 5 Comments

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5 thoughts on “Food, Wine and Family – on a Saturday Night

  1. Sounds good. If you have leftovers, I’d be interested to see if they go with a slightly sweet white, such as Gewurztraminer or Viognier…

  2. vcuspoon

    Hey Farley
    Unfortunately no leftovers – but Megan and I make this every other week(ish). I will try one of those next time. I think both would go great with the spicy, cashew, green beans – but it will definitely be interesting to see the flavor interaction with the coconut tofu.
    Thanks for the suggestion.
    John
    🙂

  3. I say that because I love spicy Thai food and Gewurztraminer. Esp. when I worked at Thomas Fogarty and brought it home all the time. BTW, that really is a great one to try if you haven’t had it.

  4. vcuspoon

    Hi Farley
    lately with spicy Thai I have been getting Rose, we really found that it goes well. Prior to that we used to get either Gewürztraminer or Rieslings. I will keep the Thomas Fogarty on my shopping list.
    See ya
    JOHn
    🙂

  5. mrzitro

    Have you tried the Imagery Estate Malbec? I’m looking for opinions.

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