Caymus Vineyards and the Wagner Family shined at Akbar Marina del Rey wine dinner
It was a family affair, sort of. Guests at this wine dinner were treated to 2 Caymus wines and 2 wines from the Wagner’s Family of Wines: Mer Soleil and Emmolo.
Most popular wine of the evening was the 2015 Caymus Vineyards “Special Selection” Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley This show-stopper had everyone talking and loving its balance, texture and potential for long aging.
Wine and Food Pairing highlights
The best pairing of the night was a tossup. The 2016 Emmolo Merlot was a perfect texture and flavor match for Akbar‘s signature Coco Lamb dish. But, the first pairing of the 2017 Mer Soleil Reserve Chardonnay with Chef Avi’s Tangy Garlic Shrimp in a Bowl was dynamite as well. The Chardonnay tamed the spiciness of the shrimp dish and flavors were singing together. Overall, Chef Avi did a fine job pairing these food-friendly wines with his gourmet Indian cuisine.
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