Tonight was dinner with the neighbors. The indulgences were:
Far Niente 2003 Chardonnay
Cakebread 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon
Gallo of Sonoma 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon
Chateau Souverain 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon
John Power's Irish Whiskey
Half of the Gallo went into the dutch oven with the roast, but the rest was enjoyed afterwards. The Far Niente was crisp and smooth, it went great with some Brie and Crackers, and the occasional wedge of apple. The Cakebread was able to handle the rich, robust rosemary/thyme/garlic flavors of the gravy, as well as the roast itself (nothing like simmering meat so long that it falls apart as soon as it sees a fork), Cakebread is a great Cab. The Gallo and Souverain were tasty for the price, but nothing to write home about. The Powers remains my go to whiskey whenever I need to zest up my coffee.
I stopped by the liquor store tonight...they have McClellans, but no Macallans! I asked about special orders...only by the case! Yeah, mortgage the house, uh, they won't mortgage my apartment! Well, I'll be in Texas in a week, maybe I will try to mail myself a bottle! In the meantime, enjoy a few for me!