2007 Chateau Lagarosse (France) 14% $4 Medicinal aroma, but pleasant tasting. Lighest body of the three.
2008 Stump Jump Shiraz (Australia) 14.5%. $3 Smelled a bit fishy with a vegetable essence. Best tasting. Full bodied. Fruity. My favorite. For the equivalent volume (six ounces), a two buck Chuck's wine would have cost a total of $0.46. Thus, these three Padovani wines (total of six ounces) cost thirty times more than Chuck's, and I thought the prices at this restaurant were quite reasonable.
Kathy was most gracious and helpful. The experience was a lot more enjoyable than my previous lunch here, which I reviewed in my 28January2011 blog.
The best part is that I ended up positive, with the Federal and State governments owing me some money.
The Dow Jones Industrials dropped 37 to 12,069, with a mixed world market. Gold fell $14/toz to $1404, while oil prices actually dropped, the NYMEX at $98/barrel and the Brent Spot at $112/barrel.