Well, haven't blogged for a while. Been traveling a bit. Visited Washington D.C., one of my favorite towns to roam around. Lots to see, the Smithsonian is incredible, and I'm always drawn to the National Gallery for their art collection. It's so easy to get around using the Metro...and very cheap. $7.50 for an all day pass.
Interestingly, National airport has one of the best airport restaurants I've ever seen. It"s called Cibo's Bistro and Wine bar. Great food. This time I had an Ahi tuna BLT. It's an ahi tuna filet with bacon, lettuce, and tomato, pesto aioli, on a ciabata bun. With a glass of Chateau St. Michelle Riesling, outstanding!
A new wine tonite, 2006 WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Noir. I think it's usually about $27.00 but I found a sale for $23.99 so it fits here. This wine requires some breathing. Open the bottle and let it breath for thirty minutes or more. It really opens up the bouquet. The WillaKenzie is a medium-bodied pinot with concentrated plum, black cherry, and currant flavors along with earthy spices. It has a slight nuance of oak woven in which yields a smooth velvet mouth and subtle finish. Very nice.
Had another bottle of my favorite Cartlidge and Brown Pinot Noir. I think it's probably the best Pinot I've tasted, especially at $16.00 a bottle. I like it so much, I just ordered a case from my local wine shop. Happy sipping.