The Estate Vineyards of Caprio Cellars
Eleanor was the first vineyard. A mere 3 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot planted in 2006 that has since expanded to 7.5 acres. Since then, they have added the 22-acre Octave vineyard, where they grow more Cab and Merlot as well as Cabernet Franc and Malbec. They planted this hillside vineyard in 2007.
Michael had found some octopus at Trader Joe’s which was precooked and frozen, so all we needed to do was defrost and grill it quickly. We seasoned with salt pepper and paprika.
The roasted potatoes were a bit of a cheat also. These fresh potatoes come ready to pop in the microwave then you add butter or olive oil when they come out and toss them with seasonings.
Both of these dishes were divine with the wine! While I did my tasting notes, Michael was slowly and carefully tasting and pairing and was enamored by the way both dishes worked so well, picking up on the herb and spice notes in the wine.