King Salad (shrimp & avocado on lettuce w/spicy dressing)
2008 Ulrich Langguth Riesling ($12.99 at Total Wine)
Pork Loin w/raspberry chipotle sauce
2007 reserve Oak Grove Zinfandel ($7.99 at Total Wine)
Marinated Beef Tenderloin
2008 Columbia Valley Merlot ($9.49 at Costco)
2008 Mirassou Pinot Grigio ($7.99 at Costco)
2008 Doulce France Vouvray ($9.99 at Total Wine)
Everything was wonderful, but my favorite dish was the pork loin, and my favorite wine was the Merlot.
But the fun didn't stop there. Sunday Kevin and Ashley took us to Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery. It is about an hour north of here on US 421. The view from their Italian-style villa was just amazing. We had a beautiful, clear day with barely a cloud in the sky.
Upstairs on the piazza.
A view of the mountains beyond the vineyard.
This was another wonderful day. Since it was getting late and they closed at 5:00, we decided to forego the wine tasting and just enjoyed the nice weather, the scenery and the company. We watched people parachuting in the distance like tiny specks against the bright sky.
We did get a couple bottles of their Vermentino. This is a refreshing white wine, delicious with seafood and shellfish and mild cheeses. I look forward to going back and tasting all their wines.
Back in town, we wrapped up our day with dinner at Applebee's. Today was quite a treat, and ended too soon. Sharing good times, and good food with good friends was a great way to celebrate our anniversary weekend.