San Francisco Profile: CAV Wine Bar
I then proceeded into a wonderful flight of Austrian white wines in 2 oz pours, as follows:
Wine #1: Wenzel Furmint 2007
The nose here was very savory and minerally with lime zest coming in nicely on the palate. A simple but tasty food-friendly glass of wine.
$10.50 a glass
Wine #2: Johann Donabaum Gruner Veltliner 2007
A prominent nose of lemon zest and a slightly effervescent palate of grapefruit, pomello, and minerals. This paired absolutely fantastically with the house smoked Sturgeon, with yellow beet mash, creme freche and sturgeon roe.
$9 a glass
Wine #3: Weinrider Kleinhadersdof Riesling Kyler
This had a bigger nose of grapefruit than I experienced with the other wines. Very cut and savory this was acidic, but not over the top in that component. Herbal and mineral elements in perfect balance made this the best wine of the flight.
$15 a glass
Wine #4: Hogel Bruck Riesling Feclerspiel 2007
This was the tartest of the bunch, with an extremely sharp and clean palate. A very fresh food wine this went perfectly with crispy pork rounds. Made for high fat food. Classic.
$12 a glass
That’s it for my initial excursion into San Francisco. It was quite a night, ending in an very nice concert peformed by the San Francisco Symphony. I am looking forward to future excursions and will be sure to post them here. Cheers!