We found a bottle of wine in our cellar that was not past its prime. Well, it may have been a little old, but we liked it anyway.
::: Essensia Orange Muscat dessert wine from Quady Winery in California, vintage 2003 :::
Vintages from '04 and '05 are still selling online, but we didn't see any '03s listed anywhere. I originally picked this up from Bin 36 in Chicago after sampling a glass back in '04. I'm not a big dessert wine drinker, but this wine is such a treat.
We didn't know what to eat with our wine or how to serve it so we did a little research first. We found this great review/article answering our questions and followed the advice of chocolate, almonds and orange. I'm here to tell you that Green & Black's Maya Gold (dark chocolate with orange) is an amazing partner for Essensia Orange Muscat. Amazing.
Oh yeah, and Dan won the card game. This time. Since we just bought the expansion pack, the possibilities are endless. My record is 1:1 this weekend - let's see who wins tonight.
Stay tuned for a report of the marathon of hikes. Two down this weekend, two to go. (Life is grand without a TV...)
P.S. Yes, we know that we are bad, bad wine drinkers for sipping our dessert wine from white wine glasses. We also poured too much in and had too many glasses. Maybe that's why I didn't win?