Saturday, July 9, 2011
BEVAN--BOOKER AND BIRTHDAY!
POP QUIZ:....what can be better....than a birthday dinner (for my son in law and me) at Geoffrey's in Malibu....with the sun setting overlooking the Pacific Blue....and the crescent moon overhead?
ANSWER: Not much...when it's a great dinner with my bride, daughter, son in law, son, favorite mother in law and two of our other closest friends: Russel Bevan's Unbelievably aromatic and tasty 2008 Ontogeny (Oh My...a Bordeaux blend that just is incredibly layered, complex, flavorful sexy and seductive...with a finish that goes on and on....followed by Eric Jensens hit you in the face, smash mouth 2008 Fracture...which certainly didn't fracture anything...but brought the entire meal and evening to a wonderful climax. A 100% Paso Syrah that is the 4th of July fireworks extravaganza going off in your mouth! Of course, both accompanied by incomparable food that complimented both wines sooooo well---or---foods that complimented the wines.......(and the paella.....with the Syrah....paradise found). Two exquisite 97 pointers....