CA' MOMI Rosso Di Napa, Napa Valley, 2010
A 13.5% alcohol, sort of old-school-and-modern-Napa-combined blend of Cabernet, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, and Merlot, aged 8 months in French and American oak barrels. Red-purple in color with well-formed legs; dry, medium-plus-bodied with balanced acidity and medium plus phenolics. Fresh with dusty red & black fruit (cherry and berry) along with gravelly earth terroir, dusty mixed oak, and accents of cedar, tobacco, black pepper, leather and spice. Long, clean finish; almost Sangiovese-like. Think of this as an American Chianti; try it with pizza, pasta and red sauce, lasagna, eggplant Parmigiana, etc. Spec’s Score: 89+.
Gjetost (“Yay – Toast”) literally means “goat cheese” in Norwegian, but this sweet and nutty cheese is so much more complex that the translation implies. Made from a mixture of milk, cream and whey, and is simmered for several hours, during which time the water evaporates and the milk sugar caramelizes into a uniquely sweet flavor and dense fudge-like texture. This cheese is fondly referred to as the candy cheese. Serve in wafer thin slices with crisp bread, fresh apples and pears. 8.8oz.
Ingredients1 ½ oz vodka
¾ oz amaretto
¾ oz coconut rum
2 oz pina colada mix
DirectionsIn a blender, combine all ingredients with a cup of crushed ice.
Blend for 15 seconds or until smooth.
Pour into a hurricane glass.
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