My Bride made so much food for Thanksgiving and even with giving away food as people left, we still had so much, that she invited everyone back for dinner Saturday evening as well. With all the family and the out-of-towners we had plenty of acceptances. To make sure that there would be ample food and not just leftovers, my Bride also made pork tenderloin and full beef tenderloin and I carve both of them into medallions for dinner as well.
Since we had just bought a case of the Sterling Chardonnay that is how we started the festivities off for the evening. My brother-in-law then opened up a bottle of Acacia Pinot Noir 2009 from Napa Valley/Carneros which had a surprising amount of fruit to the taste. I followed his lead with a bottle of De Tierra Silacci Vineyard Pinot Noir 2007 from Monterey. This wine had the richness and body that we both expected from a Pinot Noir wine and I am sorry that I did not have another bottle of it to open.
What I did have to open was a wine that I had wanted to open during the Thanksgiving dinner, because I had wanted to try it with the turkey. This is a wine that was touted by a fellow wine blogger “The Winegetter” (http://thewinegetter.wordpress.com/) and Oliver made this wine so tempting that we bought a handful of magnums of it, just on his write-up. This wine was a Melini Chianti 2010 that was just mellow enough to work with all of the food being served and on into the evening as well. It was even more enjoyed and got more people interested when I told them how affordable the wine was.
All in all it was another good evening of food, family and good wine. That is what holidays and memories are made of.