Whenever the sun makes an appearance in Portland, that means it’s time for a patio and a cold wine. Today it was going to be about 80 degrees so I met a dear friend for lunch at The Harvest Wine Bar in Lake Oswego. This delightful restaurant is owned and operated by a husband and wife team. They are down to earth, approachable, and most importantly, knowledgeable and excited about their business.
We both ordered their house made tomato pepper bisque, and shared a bacon avocado sandwich. Due to the hot weather, we paired this with a Bertani Bertarose 2015 from Italy, and it was perfect. It had a very mild nose, I could barely smell hints of rose petal. But then it had a great big body on the palate, full of the rose petal and apricot. It was perfectly dry, and with hardly any acidity.
It was a lovely afternoon. I made a great connection with both owners, and look forward to spending more time drinking wine in their lovely establishment. I’m especially looking forward to attending their Wednesday evening tasting parties! Do you have a favorite local wine bar? What makes it feel just right to you?