Now I know a bunch of you are thinking..."this guy is a real rube." My wife and I went out to dinner tonight. It has been a difficult week for both of us, for reasons I refuse to discuss. I know in the scheme of things PF Chang's is what I would describe as rising just above mediocrity. Being located in Toledo, I of course ordered the Mongolian Beef. I think it was type-casting. Anyway, after my two obligatory Tanquerey Martini's, I surveyed the wine list. This appears to be a new wine list because Chang's now has a list of all drinks which are consolidated on one list. This is different than my previous visits to the establishment. To make a long story short, I picked what was described as a Dry Creek Winery, 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County. This was the oldest cab on the wine list. I really enjoyed this wine. My wine vocabulary is a little limited, but I thought it was great.
I want to credit Snooth for my slightly enhanced ability to choose a good wine from an available list. Maybe price has something to do with wine after all. I do know this wine was a great value for $10 a glass. I have tried to find this wine on Snooth, in order to write a somewhat inadequate but glowing assessment. I was not able to examine the bottle since it was ordered by the glass.
I just want to thank all of you out there for enhancing my knowledge of wine. You have enhanced my life. Thanks
An Evening at PF Chang's Toledo OH
- Reply by dmcker, Aug 28, 2009.
Sorry it was such a rough week for you and your wife, though it sounds like your Friday night was better. My guess from your remarks is that you weren't able to find the wine on Snooth, so didn't post any tasting notes? Though several wineries do have Dry Creek in he name of specific vineyards they use grapes from in that part of Sonoma County, I also saw this winery (which Greg DP has reviewed somewhat favorably): "Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Creek Vineyard 2005". If that was the wine, you can post a review there. If not, why don't you post in this thread?
A couple more questions:
--why won't the establishment let you see the bottle, even if it's served by the glass?
--how'd it go with the mongolian beef?
Here's that vineyard's website:
And here's to the healing power of wine. Cheers.
- Reply by rhill2990, Aug 29, 2009.
Thanks, dm. The mongolian Beef was good. I thank you for finding the probable wine on Snooth. I thought the wine was great. I really did enjoy the evening. To tops things off, we went to the movie, Julie and Julia. I really enjoyed Meryl Streep's performance as Julia Childs. It was a most entertaining film. Anyway, thanks to everyone at Snooth for making nights like this possible. You are chief among them, dm.
- Reply by dmcker, Aug 29, 2009.
Thanks for the kind words, Bob.
Meryl Streep really is the actress of her generation, isn't she?
- Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Aug 29, 2009.
I'm glad things seemed to look up from earlier in your day rhill.
You could do far worse than PF Changs, and just as I say about wine, I say about food. To a great extent it's not what is deemed good, but rather what one likes and makes one happy that is important in life. happy. Looks like dinner and a movie , with martini and wine, was the right prescription.
I'm really thrilled we were able to help, even if only in a small way. If you think of any ideas that would make Snooth more helpful, we're all ears.
Thanks for sharing your story.