Sunday we worked through some snow crab legs with drawn butter and a Cali Chard.
An outrageously good match.
The 2007 Windy Oaks Chardonnay has nothing I don't like about Cali Chard (say what?). It's not oaky and all buttered up. It features a clean, crisp palate marked by some hints of butter, but more lemon and minerality. A nice wine that can age a few years. From the Windy Oaks list fort $30. http://www.windyoaksestate.com/
Later, some homemade pizza.
Made a sauce from San Marzano's, some onions and garlic sauteed in bacon fat and a touch of balsamic and evoo at the end. I cheated, the dough came from whole paycheck (shhh).
My indentured servant rolling out the dough:
Bacon for the kids:
Zucchini and basil from the garden:
One note: Jacking your oven up to its max temperature of 550 is questionable at best when it's 117 degrees outside like it was yesterday....to say I was sweating, is a bit of an understatement. Worth it though, as the pizza was tasty.
Drank my last bottle of the 1999 Qupe Syrah Bien Nacdio with the pizza. A tasty aged Syrah, but I've had better bottles in the past year. Perhaps it was the weather.