On Saturday evening I was up to it again, planning a meal and finding a Virginia wine to be the perfect accompaniment. The meal consisted of broiled cajun marinated steak, sautéed string beans and stuffed potato shells. So who would be the next bottle to leave the rack and be put on ‘wine row’? The wine selected was Tarara’s 2003 Merlot, we also have a bottle of the Reserve from the same vintage, but I opted to let it stay on the rack for another year or so.
The 2003 Merlot was elegant, with dark fruit flavors and desirable oak overtones. The wine paired rather well with our meal. The kid is 2 for 2, with no strikes yet, and will be up to bat again soon.