I haven't posted parts three or four of my forest house chronicles yet--I've just been too busy having fun. Forgive me?
I did manage to record a brief video, however, featuring an '08 Russian River Pinot Noir called Crossbarn, by Paul Hobbs. We don't get all that much Russian River Pinot Noir in BC so I was really happy to find this one in the "little liquor store that could" in Kamuela on the Big Island. If you make your way here, please be sure to visit this store and pop in to its wine vault...you'll wonder if you've gone to heaven.
This wine is jam-packed with cherries and black raspberries, earthy notes, great acidity and a finish that lasts a good long time. I served it tonight with a beef Strogonoff and roasted asparagus with capers. Super yum!
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