I just came across two interesting wines that could serve as complements to different courses at the same meal. One, a left-behind from the Texas Roussanne cross-comparison tasting I conducted two weeks ago. I omitted the 2010 Cap Rock Winery Roussanne, Bingham Vineyards. Texas High Plains ($17.95). It has a taste of citrus (Meyer lemon) and, unusually, juniper. I would rate it average relative to the pack we tasted in the article. Best with food, it will pair well with chicken, fish or pork.
The most interesting thing here is the recent history of the winery, which would make the script to Sideways
read the like the instructions to defuse a bomb. Cap Rock Winery filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection just before Christmas day in 2009 and was subsequently put up for auction. New Mexico’s well-known sparkling wine producer, Gruet
won the auction with a bid twice as high as the next highest. Maybe they used some free software they found on the Internet to value the business? But, realizing their error, they failed to complete the deal. The bankruptcy trustee conducted a second auction in late 2010. The family of Jim and Cathy Bodenstedt bid $2.5m and won the auction.
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Comments are open. Where did you eat last night?