Wine of the Week: 2010 Stolpman Vineyards L'Avion Roussanne Santa Ynez Valley
The renowned Sashi Moorman makes the wines for Stolpman Vineyards in Santa Barbara County's new Ballard Canyon appellation. Though Stolpman's Syrahs tend to get most of the attention, I'm more impressed with the Roussanne called L'Avion. The vineyard, farmed organically, the vineyard is actually planted on what was once the landing strip for planes in the '30s and '40s. Fermented in big French oak casks and aged on its lees for over a year, the 2010 L'Avion is rich and complex with scents of honey and jasmine. This is a gorgeous, subtle Roussanne, pale gold in color, with a beautiful mouth feel. Over the course of an evening, the flavors reveal themselves slowly.
Lemon Bundt Cake [in Polish with translator]
Creamy Cauliflower Gratin with bacon, sage and garlic. The perfect side to any meal. Fast and delicious. GF with an easy Vegetarian option.
Cranberry Vanilla Dream Cake (cake mix!)
Spicy 4 Bean Vegetarian Chili.
Gingerbread latte [in Polish with translator]
Soft and crispy, with multi-layers of scallion oil and diced scallions. A yummy asian street snack.
Prosecco cupcakes filled with Prosecco-infused whipped cream and topped with Prosecco frosting and sugar pearl "bubbles" for NYE.
A delicious and easy comfort food, Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup.
Delicious Christmas Cookies (in Polish with translator).