Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Photo: Merry Edwards Winemaker Dinner at Rancho Pinot
This is the main course and the desert of our Merry Edwards Winemaker dinner at Rancho Pinot Restaurant in Scottsdale.
The entree was nash island lamb loin & sausage, with moroccan spiced chickpea-pumpkin stew, which was paired with Merry Edwards 2006 Meredith Estate Russian River pinot noir.
From what I understand, pinot noir grapes are more difficult to cultivate, and they like cooler weather. The Russian River valley in western Sonoma County receives more cooling effect from the nearby Pacific ocean.
The owner and chef of Rancho Pinot is Chrysa Robertson. She talked to the group about how her background in cooking, and Merry Edwards talked about how she got started as a winemaker.
We had a table of 7 friends, and Merry's husband joined us for the main course, as he and Merry circulated among the tables for different parts of the dinner.
It was a wonderful evening, and here is a link to the website of Rancho Pinot.
This week we are showing photos featuring the people of Papua New Guinea on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.