Broad diverse flight of big reds highlight tomahawk beefsteak dinner
A reunion of the Pour Boys wine group, me, Dr. Dan and Bill C provided an occasion for a broad diverse flight of big reds to accompany a beefsteak dinner featuring spectacular tomahawk rib-eye steaks. Linda prepared a magnificent dinner that also included medallion lobster tails, haricort verts, fingerling potatoes and cauliflower.
Prior to dinner we had an extensive selection of artisan cheeses and then a ceasar salad. With the cheese course, we drank Pol Roger Reserve NV Champagne and then I opened a Château Climens Barsac from son Alec's birthyear vintage 1990.
The cheese flight included:
Murray's Delice de Borgogne
Fairlane Farms 12 year old aged cheddar
Fairlane Farms Havarti Pepper
Old Amsterdam Aged Smoked Gouda
Bayley Hazen Blue
Woolwich Dairy Triple Creme Goat Cheese
The tomahawk rib-eye beefsteaks ...
The big red wine flight was broad and diverse featuring wines from around the globe spanning three decades of vintage releases including several from son Alec's birthyear vintage 1990 that we served or hoped to serve at his recent wedding, to current recent releases.
The flight featured producers that we have all visited together during our wine country tours such as Château St Jean, and also provided a tribute to the super second Château Leoville Las Cases that was a highlight of our trip to St Julien Bordeaux last year. Lastly, we recognized a couple of our favorite Napa Valley producers that we have visited together, Château Boswell and Fantesca who were affected by the ravages of the recent catastrophic fires there.
Pol Roger Reserve NV Champagne
Château Climens Barsac 1990
Château St Jean Cinq Cépages 2004
Fantesca Spring Mountain District Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Château Boswell Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
I review this wine in an encore tasting in this blogpost.
Château Leoville Las Cases St Julien Bordeaux 1990
Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Bosche Vineyard 1992
Galerie Pleinaire Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Clarendon Hills Astralis Clarendon Syrah 2009
Warres Quinta da Cavadihna Vintage Port 1990
After dinner Linda served a medley of deserts with fresh berries. With the dessert flight we served another 1990 vintage release wine, Warres Quinta da Cavadihna Vintage Port 1990.