Lou Kessler wrote:
Howie Hart wrote:We had lobster tonight also, but I did not have a Vouvray on hand (my favorite lobster pairing), so I substituted a 2006 Megalomaniac Riesling - worked out pretty good.
I like a Huet Vouvray with lobster, a demi sec actually. I have also found it's a good match to drink a big Ca chard.
That's what we usually drink with steamed lobster, a big Cali Chardonnay, and we really like the match. The 2010 Broglia Gavi turned out to be a great match too. We found it an interesting and very enjoyable bottle of wine, fairly fragrant nose of flowers and melony fruit with a slight nutty character, on the palette the wine is clean and fresh upon entry, you'd expect it to be more angular but after the initial impression it's actually rather full and round with excellent balance and persistence, very Italian to me.
I think next Valentines day I'll have to convince the better half to forgo the lobster and go with an impressive beef or lamb dish so I can break into my case of 2001 Calon Segur. I've always wanted to pop a Calon on Valentines day, put it on the table and see how long it takes before the label connection is noticed.