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Restaurant week- until Sept 5
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Judy on Hot port for a cold, rainy… Arielle Norman on Jam Jar 2009 Sweet Shiraz Mesfin B on Ethiopian: Tej and Injera jbal on Sheridan’s: Rich Man… Aj on Jam Jar 2009 Sweet Shiraz
Orgasmic- VIP only, not meant for sharing
Damn Good- good for parties, would never be ashamed of suggesting it to a friend
Not Bad- For every day drinking, slightly better than your standard table wine
Ghetto Hooch- Only if you want to get drunk
Dishwater- What's the point?
Cafe Too and and Old Vine Zinfandel
Rarely do you find such a win win situation. Cafe Too is part of the Inspiration Corporation and is used as a venue for people to gain basic culinary skills that will make them marketable. So in the end you get high quality food for much less and get to feel good about it. 🙂 What is so great is that they offer a wonderful $20 prix fixe menu that changes each month. That’s right $20 for a nicely made 5 course meal. An additional bonus is that this is also BYOB with NO CORKAGE. Love! The portions are on the small side but with 5 courses you walk away comfortably full.
Bogle Vineyards 2005 Old Vine Zinfandel-$11
I have whole heartedly jumped on the old vine train. A trend growing in popularity, more and more vineyards are featuring wines from older vines, +50 years old usually. The idea is that with older vines less fruit is produced and more subtle flavors come out. I’ve tried a few wines with this labeling and I have found at the very least I have enjoyed the majority of them. This is definitely true for this particular bottle. Sweet, complex and richer than most zins I have tasted, at this price point, Bogle’s Old Vine Zinfandel is a great deal and has become a new house staple. Cherry, jammy, sweet, and fruity to the nose and same on the tongue, it went well with all the dishes served showing great versatility and most importantly drinkability. 😉 I would drink this with anything from a thick steak to a dark bittersweet chocolate cake.