Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018
My Grilfriend and I were long time wine club members until 2017. Carlos Creek seemed to quit caring about the wine club members, it seemed that they were just offloading clearance wines in our packs. Winter would come and they would give us Sweet raspberry wines, Moscato's and spring would come and we would get the left over reds. We canceled our membership and signed up with another MN winery that actually paired wines with the season.
3 out of the last 4 years we made the journey from St. Paul to Alexandria to attend the Valentines Chocolate and Cheese Pairing in years past it was excellent! This year (2018) they must have had a 2 year old doing the pairing.
It started with a Spicy Hot Gouda Cheese spread and a white wine, Horrible pairing all it did was bring out the hot spice when you drank the wine (Mouth on fire) with no water to cleans the pallet before the next pairing.
2nd was Minnescato and Smoked cheddar, Cheddar with a sweet desert wine?
3rd Raspberry Wine and Cheese cake, This was OK, but the cheese cake did not fit in with the Chocolate and Cheese pairing at all.
4th Merlot and Smoked swiss, I'm not sure if the wine ruined the cheese or vice versa.
5th Marquette and Red Velvet Cupcake, they did not work together at all.
6th Tawny Port and Brownie Bites. I love ports, I hated this port, it reminded me of Jagermeister we both took one sip and left that one on the table.
At the end was a couple of rotted strawberries , thanks, that was nice to bite into them.
After the disappointing tasting that we made a 2 and a half hour car trip for we went up and each got a glass of wine for a mere $8 per glass, restaurants that serve Carlos Creek don't even charge that much for that, this is a MN wine not a Cali wine. Just lost our business for good.