Hayman & Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Reserve Selection 2006 750ML
"Big and Rich, this is a truly expressive Napa Cabernet. Rich chocolate with blueberry and raspberry notes, subtle hints of tobacco and leather and the classic dust & berry you find on the nose of most Napa Cabernets" from The Wine Buyer.
I forgot my camera. We went to Biaggi's a very fine Italian restaurant to celebrate, my being over a half century old. The operative word in that sentence is OVER. Last comment on age, definitely not 26.
I chose this wine and it was delicious. Delicious with every sip. It smelled wonderful, it was pretty to look at very purple/red and from the sniff, deep inhale, to the roll around the tongue it was a near divine experience. Satisfying, positively.
To accompany the beverage perfection, we decided to have salad and bread. They served warm herbed flat breads. We ordered Bruschetta Classico, drizzled in olive oil freshly chopped tomatoes, shredded fresh basil, with a hint of anise, and topped with a small ball of soft mozzarella cheese. Are you drooling yet? They served it on a long narrow rectangular shaped white plate, very pretty presentation.
The salad was a Beet Salad. On a bed of fresh arugula, they sprinkled dried Bing cherries, beets marinated in honey and balsamic vinegar, and soft goat cheese almost like a cream cheese so mild, shaped into little balls and rolled in diced walnuts. An herbed vinaigrette graced the salad and it was another exquisite sensation to the palate. I was honestly to full to even consider Tiramasu. My original plan included desert.
Everyone has called to ask my what I had for dinner, I had a bottle of wine to remember, and a DATE with Daddy BB. No kids.
After dinner we took a little ride out in the country. I did not pee on the side of the road. I needed too but did not. Jimmy was reminiscing about a time when I did do that. Lucy has her memory too. When my bladder gets really full it's an emergency.
We talked about parking the car but I told Daddy BB we were too old/stiff for car gyrations. It was the wine. So our fancy dinner disintegrated into that type of conversation afterwards. What can I say?
It was a lovely date, if you can find that wine, and love red wine, get a case.