Lineage celebrated their eighth birthday this Monday, and despite the fact I tasted some great wines this week, the Poema Cava Brut Rosado sparkled its way into my palate and my heart. Pink and summery, nice and dry, with some strawberry and floral notes, the Poema is an easy drinking bubbly that seems like it would go well with everything and would be the perfect wine to celebrate the arrival of Spring.
At this particular event, the Poema Rosado was served with delectable bites from Chefs Jeremy and Lisa Sewall. Lobster tacos from Lineage are the perfect food, with a bit of crunch, sweet lobster, mango, and avocado cream. The bubbles in the Poema, along with the light fruit notes, paired perfectly with the lobster and mango.
We also feasted on Island Creek Oysters, which are the PERFECT pairing for this Cava. I have eaten Island Creek Oysters many times, but these were sincerely the best I have ever had, and the brine and sweetness popped with the Poema. Also enjoyed? A few buttery lobster rolls, which, you guessed it, went perfectly with the Cava. Bubbles and fat go well together, and the buttery brioche from the lobster rolls benefitted from the acidity of the wine.
All in all, my wine of the week is a great food wine, and the folks at Lineage definitely put some thought into their food and wine pairings that evening.