My Wife’s Notes – 2010 Silkscarf Viognier – Breakfast-For-Dinner Sandwich

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Breakfast-For-Dinner Sandwich

  • thick cut bacon
  • eggs
  • sourdough
  • tomato
  • arugula
  • basil
  • mayonaise
  • aged cheddar cheese

In a medium sized fry pan, place several strips of bacon on medium heat.  Allow the bacon to cook slowly – if the bacon starts to buckle and twist, turn the heat down.  Set the bacon aside once it’s cooked.

Toast two pieces of sourdough, and lightly spread mayonaise on one side.  Sprinkle with chopped basil.  Place sliced tomato and arugula on the piece with mayo.

Turn the heat up on the pan, and fry two eggs.  Place on the tomato, top with shredded aged cheddar, and finish with the second piece of sourdough.  Slice and serve.

About once a week (or at least fortnightly), Alana and I make breakfast for dinner.  Sunday nights seem to be a pretty good time for it; we both have the day off, and since we just grab something quick on the way to church in the morning, we tend to eat our breakfast in the evening.  Whether bacon and eggs, waffles, banana pancakes, or french toast, there’s something comforting about eating breakfast at a deliberately wrong time of the day.  Also, since it’s appropriate drinking time, you can pair it with wine.

Bacon and Egg Sandwich

While the bacon and egg sandwich is an old favorite from my bachelor days (classed up a bit with arugula instead of iceberg lettuce), the wine, a 2010 silkscarf Viognier, is brand new to me.  I purchased it on the gushing recommendation from my favorite wine seller, and was excited to try it out.

2010 Silkscarf Viognier

My Notes:

Bright pale yellow in color, the first sniff is pretty intense.  Stone fruits like peach and nectarine hit you first, but sweet, as if they’d been dusted with powdered sugar.  This wine is off-dry, although not as sweet as the nose would indicate.  The stone fruits are present in the full-bodied first sip, a very slight acidity providing a nice balance to the smooth mouthfeel.  It is quite good paired with the food, the peppery snap of the arugula with the creamy egg yolk bringing out some brightness and more exotic fruit flavors in the wine.  It’s a touch too sweet for my preference, but would be a very good option if you prefer sweeter whites. 87 points.

My Wife’s Notes:

“It’s pretty good, what is it called?  Ohhh, I really like that name.”

2010 silkscarf Viognier. $21.90 from the Hotel Eldorado Liquor Store.


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