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 desert course was olive oil gelato with candied kumquats and a pizzalles.

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.

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Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Olive oil gelato sounds strange, but it was good.

Crazy Tourists said...

The lamp dish looks so delicious!
As for the pinot noir, one of the best wines I have ever tasted!!

Sharon said...

That was one of the best Pinot's I've ever tasted. And, that gelato was excellent.

glenda said...

Yes I will agree the gelato was really good and the wine was terrific!

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