Melody and I spent a wonderful Christmas in Asheville, North Carolina.
On Saturday we had a great lunch at Carmel’s (a fun place with excellent service) that included some very nice wines.
Melody had a Gougenheim Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 with an aspargus-and-shitake-mushroom-and-basil pizza. The Gougenheim was an excellent big red — tannic, dark fruit. It complemented the pizza beautifully.
I had a Lan Rioja Crianza 2005 with a turkey club. The Lan was a simple, light table wine that actually went very well with the sandwich.