Dunham Woods Riding Club, Wayne, Illinois
Tasted Friday, December 5, 2008 by AllRed with 285 views
One of our tasters, Sue, is a member at Dunham Woods and worked with the chef to put together a great dinner around the '97 Cabernet theme. The wines were served blind, in brown paper bags, and randomly mixed into two flights. Dinner was very good and executed perfectly by the kitchen and service staff.
The bubblies were served with a selection of appetizers from the kitchen while everyone arrived and got comfortable.
The reds were served with dinner (perfectly cooked rack of lamb), so it was nice to be able to taste the wines alone and with food. After everyone had made their notes, the wines were discussed and unveiled.
We decided to round out the flight and bag the backup KK and mix it in. I was very surprised by how much I prefered wines in the first flight compared to some of the well-known labels that were in this flight.
As if we needed more wine, Sue opened the Oroppas as we finished dinner, and Brian followed with the Arrowood during dessert.
Always fun to taste blind, and certainly interesting going a theme such as this. Thanks to everyone for the wines, and to Sue for pulling this together with the club.