5.10.2010

2007 MacMurray Ranch Central Coast Pinot Noir: Very fruity, a bit acidic.

may 9, 2010: emilie arrived back home from visiting sean in ottawa just in time for a meal of grilled tuna via http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/tuscan-style-grilled-tuna-steaks-recipe/index.html. also, we had it with grilled salmon via http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Grilled-Salmon-I/Detail.aspx. both turned out well. next time, we might want to grill the tuna for less than 4 minutes each side since it was a bit dry. this was victoria's first time working with raw tuna steaks, and she noticed right away before seasoning it that tuna is a less fatty fish than salmon. but overall, the flavors for both were very good. we also had steamed carrots and asparagus.

we paired these two fish with this californian, which we chilled. when it was first opened, victoria thought it seemed immediately pinched. the nose was fruity, but the acidity in the wine limited the flavor, truncating its expression. as the wine warmed up, it became more flavorful, and a good amount of the acidity wore off, giving it more personality. this was a pretty flavorful pinot for less than $20. 13.5 percent alcohol. purchased at schnucks.

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