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Heredad Ugarte Wines at the BuzzAnother adventuresome Wine Dinner at the Buzz in Boise with Cristi, pictured here, doing the presentation. Great job, Cristie. Chocolates to celebrate Valentines Day! The theme? Zinfandel and Chocolate! Yum-O! The wines were on the most part well matched to the food. The one exception was the 2010 Layer Cake Primitivo which actually accentuated the spiciness of the chipotle in the soup. Here are some photos of the dinner and the wines that were served. Cheers!
12Feb2013_1_Buzz Valentines_Appetizer-Eggplant  Caponata_Brie Choc CupsEggplant Caponata and Brie Chocolate
2011 Renwood Zinfandel
14.5% alc a good match with the appetizer. [18] $13.00

12Feb2013_1a_Buzz-Valentines_Pumpkin Chipotle SoupPumpkin Chipotle Soup with Chocolate
2010 Layer Cake
13.5% alc. As stated above, I did not like this paring. but that’s my opinion. the primitivo over emphasized the spiciness of the soup. it distracted from the soup, which by itself, was very good.
[16] $17.00

12Feb2013_1b_Buzz-Valentines_Spinach and Pear Salad_Choc VinaigretteSpinach and Pear Salad with Chocolate Vinaigrette
2009 Leese Fitch
13.9% alc. Great paring with the salad.
(I did like this salad!) [18] $12.00

12Feb2013_1c_Buzz-Valentines_Spanish Roast_Choc Risotto_Choc Roasted VegiesSpanish Pork Roast
Chocolate Risotto
Chocolate Roasted Vegetables
2009 Carol Shelton
Wild Thing
14.9% alc. Another great paring with the main course.
(I really liked the way the pork was prepared. It was great! And the risotto was superb.)[18] $12.00

12Feb2013_1d_Buzz-Valentines_Brownie Cookie_Choc MousseBrownie Cookie and Chocolate Mousse
2009 Dry Creek
13.5% alc. never have had a bad Dry Creek wine. this one went extremely well with the chocolate dessert. Needed more wine.
[19] $17.00

Once again, a great evening and Wine Dinner. If you missed this one, well ………….. It was sold out and I believe tonight, Wednesday, is also sold out. So I suppose we will have to see you next month. You can always call them and try to have a seat. (See their logo in the sidebar.) And keep tuned in here on the blog because the Buzz has some awesome programs during the month. Cheers!