Remember my post: Words for wine? Yep. Back in August, I entered a haiku contest at a local (and favorite) vintner and I won. So, while the boys were out of town this week for Fall Break with my parents, Jake and I headed to Will's Fargo Restaurant - with my gift certificate* in hand - for some appetizers and a bottle of Jarman Pinot Noir.
Having watched my own grandmother's life deteriorate from Alzheimer's, that makes this wine even more special!
And we had a salmon salad with a generous heap of salt-cured salmon. Again, the varying textures of the crispy endive, toothy salmon, and crunchy shaved fennel were well-matched.
Since the wine was voluptuous with some spice and some oakiness, each sip felt warm and luxurious. It was a good flavor foil with the texture and acidity of the salads.
*Disclosure: I received a bottle of wine from Jarman Wines and food from Will's Fargo Restaurant at a discounted rate. However, all comments are 100% accurate and 100% my own.