The afternoon started off with a lovely white wine and raw oysters!! What's not to love?! Bedlam 2011 was the white wine blend we had with the oysters. A blend of Viognier, Gruner Veltliner, Albarino and Chardonnay, this was an exceptional austere white wine with an incredibly floral nose and a lovely bright lip-smacking acidity. Fantastic!
Passggiata 2011 came next. Actually it wasn't on the tasting course - I went off menu. Sorry. But it was a beautiful red wine that instantly made me thrilled. A medium to light bodied red, the nose was a wallop of ripe, deep raspberry with hints of vanilla and spice. This is a dry red blend with a lovely hint of French oak. Cedar and other dark hints. A lovely, lovely drinking wine.
A fantastic time was had by all. We all called for more Maryland lamb, and got it! Luckily, we had a lot of great Black Ankle wine to wash it down with. One of the best wineries on the east coast. What an absolutely fantastic experience.