After a long and entertaining Sunday Funday, we found ourselves sipping on some wine while waiting for our table at RN74 in SOMA. Another amazing establishment from the legendary Michael Mina, this restaurant also features Chef Jason Berthold and James Beard Award-Winning Author Rajat Parr. For starters we shared the Burgundian Escargots, and for my main I had the Liberty Farm Duck Breast “A L’Orange”. For dessert, we shared the luscious Milk Chocolate Pot De Crème. Every part of the meal was, in Layman’s terms, pretty damn awesome. Whether you’re a local or just visiting SF, I highly recommend you book a table here.
Both of us ordering the duck as our main (I know, lame. Who gets matching meals? But I chose 1st :p), we decided to pair it with some Burgundy. Here were my thoughts…
2006 Hudelot-Noellat Nuits St. Georges
Although the 2006 vintage is completely overshadowed by its world-famous predecessor, I thought that this wine was quite pleasing. This deep ruby colored wine had rather bold aromas of juicy red cherry and incredibly fresh menthol. On the palate, this wine showcased notes of red cherry, red plum, leather, black pepper, and a bit of eucalyptus. With its elegant tannins and bracing acidity, this wine leaves the palate with a delightful cedar and smoky finish. Not an absolute jaw-dropper, but most definitely a charismatic wine that’s well worth a taste.