To us, this is the best Ortega on the Island.
Symphony used to lease all the vines at Starling Lane and they had GREAT Ortega. Gerry and Sherry Mussio (one of the 3 partner owners of Starling) also planted the same vines at their home acreage.
This shows the difference that terroir can make to a wine.
To us, home acreage Ortega is softer, mellower, and fuller bodied than the Starling vintage.
I helped harvest in 2018 at Mussio’s but not for the 2019 vintage.
Only available at Symphony vineyard or delivery from them. $21.00
Clear. Bright and Crisp.
You don’t need a pic of supper, because we’ve done a pairing with Vancouver Island Scallops before.
Real Simple: Salt. Pepper Saffron. Butter only. Takes the same amount of time as the couscous.
Tonight was a slight variation with the salad. B used watermelon. Extra refreshing.
Twas a great mix of wine and food.