Originally Posted by sunrain
I could probably stand to do a few.
An aside for oldmacfan: Oh boy, do I have a wine to tell you about! I was celebrating a new job I just got and I found this great Oregon pinot noir that I picked out for the dinner I made.
I'm from Oregon originally, so I like to continually try out Northwest wines. It's from the Domaine Serene vineyard and it's their 1999 "Evenstad Reserve" Pinot Noir. Fantastic wine. We had it with a rich soy and butter sauced salmon, oven-roasted white asparagus and sliced strawberries. (I put in the food because I knew Carol would like to hear about it.)
Actually, I could pop out of the cake and make Carol dinner. That would work. Geez, somehow I got back on topic with the thread...weird.
If that is the wine, I haven't had one in 7 or 8 years, sadly I no longer work professionally as a sommelier. What I can tell you is that Oregon consistantly produces this nations top Pinots IMHO. I used to stock 10-12 of them on my list. That made up 60% of the Pinots I offered from the States.
Also, if you ever have the rare chance to indulge in a bottle of this...
count your blessings and share a sip with someone special, you will remember that moment for a long time. I count myself among the lucky for I didn't have to pay to experience either of these heavenly wines.