Monday lunch with Hall Wines at Stella 34 Trattoria. A rather nice start to the week ^_^
Company president (and former winemaker) Mike Reynolds flew in from Napa to lead a tasting of wines that can only be purchase at the Hall vineyard. All the more reason to visit. We started with the 2011 WALT “Clos Pepe” Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir…
…and an escarole caesar with extra anchovies.
The 2010 HALL “Kathryn Hall” Cabernet Sauvignon…
…followed by roasted striped bass over tomatoes, potatoes, capers, and castelvetrano olives.
And finally, 2010 HALL “Jacks Masterpiece” Cabernet Sauvignon.
Ending on a sweet note with the Delizia al Limone (the gelato is from Vivoli…remember this post?)
A pot of oolong…
…and Torta della Nonna with crème fraîche mousse and fresh figs.
Cheers to the end of October/beginning of November!