The original title of this blog was…Friday is pizza and Bordeaux night at our house. But, I wanted the name to be in the title and it was a bit too long. Soooo, Friday night is pizza night at our house. The biggest difference between our house and any others is the wine we drink with it.
Last night we ordered from our favorite pizza place with a few wings on the side. I went downstairs and pulled a wine that I really just wanted to drink not really caring if it was a “pizza wine”, as if any wine is NOT a pizza wine. And WOW did I get it right.
Chateau Lamothe-Cissac, a Haut-Medoc favorite, from Domaine Fabre. The Fabre family offers a whole selection of wine for every price range. What a beautiful wine. The blend is a perfect balance of Cabernet, Cab Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. The nose is filled with aromas of ripe red fruit. Hints of floral notes follow. The sirens of ancient lore could not better entice.
The luscious, I repeat luscious, liquid rolls over my mouth. The soft velvet coating is soothing. So many flavors bursting through. Plum, cherry, dark fruit ripe and bursting with flavor. Oh the lovely, soft, elegant tannins that linger for a long long time. An invitation to enjoy more. And so I did. Enjoy.