So when I visited one of my favorite hotspots in Los Angeles near the airport, Truxtons, I grew giddy at their "new" selections of wines.
|Truxton's your Neighborhood Cheers!|
The Chile-glazed wings weren't available tonight, a bummer for me because I love a good hot wing, just the right amount of spice, enough sauce that the wing is not drowned in it, but provides for great flavor. They were sold out so I opted for the Ancho Honey Glazed Shrimp--Yummy-- and the Bob's Tossed Cobb sans guacamole, yes I am the only Californian I know who is unable to stomach avocado or guacamole, no matter how good it is for you.
Now my husband opted for the Stone Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon, he's a die-hard Red guy, but I was in the mood for a White. Here, I'd had several Pinot Grigios as well as a good French Burgundy. However tonight I noticed a new comer, Ballet of Angels.
|Ballet of Angels|
It was billed as fresh, crisp, light with a smart hint of citrus. I was curious. I am a fan of citrus but not so much so that my tongue is bitten and left bleeding. I felt trepidation about the billing because the wine called for semi-sweet. I was already having an appetizer with a sweet glaze, I didn't need the wine to compound the sugar, so I asked and I tried.
Was my tongue in for an awakening. Ballet of Angels was more crisp than semi-sweet and layered perfectly with pear and grapefruit. Grapefruit is not always the common citrus but is delightful when properly layered. Now, Ballet of Angels can be a great sipper poolside but is better when paired. My Ancho Glazed Shrimp and Ballet of Angels, perfect combination.
Sure this wine can handle the spicy, but sweet/spicy is its best mate. The flavors created a symphony (Diana Ross and Supremes Style). I did the happy food dance. (Don't worry, my husband is used to this!)
Not only did I enjoy fabulous company, my husband, but a great meal enhanced by another great find Ballet of Angels. And it hails from New England! Go figure!
Stop by Truxton's. Peruse the great wine and the fantastic menu, chock full of marvelous entrees, mouth-watering sweet treats, great company, chic cocktails and of course, Wine! Tell them Wine With Toni sent you, you'll have a great time, where everyone will know your name!
BTW, Ballet of Angels fits well within our median price range....Cheers!