11 August 2010 – Another wonderful Wine Dinner at the Buzz! Tonight we had Petite Sirah and Chardonnay. All of the wines were within the $10.00 to $15.00 range and most being $10.00. My scores were consistently pretty high. The scores are in (20) with 20 being the highest. Look at what we had to go with these wines. What a way to spend an evening.

Shrimp Chardonnay
2008 Root 1 Chardonnay. 13.5% alcohol. (19) Grown on original root stock. Fruity and grass.

Baked Boursin and Tomato Appetizer
2008 Santa Alicia Chardonnay
. 13.5% Alcohol. (18). Very pale color. Taste not there.

North African Meatballs
2008 Girasole Chardonnay
. 13.9% alcohol. (18). Grassy with vanilla. Excellent choice with the meatballs.

Spinach Salad with Cranberries
2008 Peirona Estate Petite Sirah. 14.2% alcohol. (18). High alcohol. Smoky.

Grilled Chicken with Ginger Vinaigrette
Italian Cucumber Salad
Ginger Orange Squash
Parsleyed Rice Pilaf
2008 Pedroncelli Family Vineyards Petite Sirah
. 13.9% alcohol. (19). Pepper, big cherry, smoke. Pepper on the palate.

Frozen Mousse Brownie Sandwich and Crispy Chocolate Mounds
2007 Parduchi Petite Sirah. 13.5% alcohol. (20). One of my few – very few – scores of 20. But this deserved it. Smoke and charcoal on the palate. Smooth. Good balance.

So there you have another great Buzz Wine Dinner. Remember – Each 2nd Tuesday and Wednesday nights (two seatings, one each night). Please call for reservations. An awesome event and food and company. And this time we came home with two bottles – 2008 Root 1 Chardonnay and a 2007 Parduchi Petite Sirah. They were really that good. Cheers!