This was an interesting wine dinner. Differently good! One does not often get spinach at a wine dinner. Hard to pair with the wine. The roasted tomato salad was good. There was no Miner’s Lettuce in it. The Miner’s Lettuce pictured here in in our garden. Here are the photos of the dinner and you be the judge as to whether it was different from the norm of wine dinners. I will score the wine on a  point rating system. Left-Click on any of the photos to see them full screen. And please VOTE above. Thanks and Cheers!
Potato and Mushroom Apple Cake
2011 Iris Pinot Grigio
12.5% alc. a good wine with a full taste and long finish. went well with the appetizer.  $15.00
(Interesting and good!)
2011 G3 Chardonnay
13.7 alc. nice gold color but lacking in taste. went well, however, with the soup  $15.00
Roasted Tomato Salad
2010 Willamette Whole Cluster Pinot Noir
13.5% alc. sand and clay on the nose. not a big Pinot as some are. it did pair well with the salad and the dressing.  $23.00
2010 Bryan Carter
13.8% alc. really went well with the chicken and especially the spinach. great body and taste and finish.  $19.00 2011
Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp
13.3% alc. Idaho’s first 91+ nationally scored wine and I can see why. the aroma was a little lite but everything else was superb. congratulations to Sawtooth Winery.  $15.00 (Great buy!)
And just as a closer, here are some spring flowers that Robin likes that are planted in our garden. Enjoy.