Last night, we had Thanksgiving dinner with friends here in Healdsburg. We were tasked to bring the wine, and I’m pretty pleased with the selection of local wines. I’d recommend them all. I’m doing this post as a record of the wines.
To accompany the yummy appetizers, made by our friends Marc and Stormy (a peanut curried chicken in crispy cups and a cheese mixture around asparagus hearts), we opened a Toad Hollow 2007 “Eye of the Toad” Pinot Noir Rosé. Light, but very tasty.
For the white wine drinkers, there was a Hawley Vineyards 2006 Viognier. I tasted this after the meal, because I’d been drinking the reds, and it was really good.
With the turkey and the rest of the main meal, we opened the 2007 La Crema Anderson Valley Pinot Noir. I pretty much love everything La Crema makes, and this was no exception.
Finally, with dessert, there was the 2005 Paradise Ridge “Ode To Joy” (review) Late Harvest Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc dessert wine, in the 375 ml bottle. We got this because we are wine club members at this winery, as I recall. It seems to be difficult to get except at the winery. It was very good. Tasted like honey in the glass. I’m happy that we still have a bottle of the 2007 here!
Thanks to our friends David and Care Morgenstern for hosting and providing the dinner and a fine evening.