Back in Denver, the Pear trees and the Crab Apple trees (above) are just as lush and brilliant all over town. Springtime seems to bring people outdoors. We went to a California wine tasting sponsored by Argonaut Liquors last night. My husband and I love a good Cabernet and there were many to sample.
Larry and Elizabeth were pouring some amazing good wines.
One of their wines was a 2006 William Hill Bench Blend Cabernet Sauvignon that was outstanding and my husband bought a case. It is very intense, yet a subtle cab from Napa with great viscosity to the palette. Superb now and will only improve with age. An added bonus was the price, $34 if you placed an order that evening. Normally is retails around $40 to $50. I call that a price performer. Another wine we thought was killer was the 2006 BV Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon. Robust and extremely dry and I love it's nickname, "Dust."
We dined at Olivea, a cozy little place that serves cuisine influenced by Spain, Italy & France. Without thinking, we dived into our shared starter. So no photo. The Charcuterie plate had three parts to it: Duck liver mousse, fig compote & pickled onions - Pork Belly with tangerine glaze and lentils - Lamb sausage and minted yogurt with cucumbers. It was so good. Next time that will be my entree! Makes me want to plan one of my tapas dinners and have a party. Well, it is springtime and my patio will be open soon.