Our garden is abundant with herbs right now so I took the opportunity to plan a meal around them. I made a large batch of pesto and tossed most of it with rotini pasta. The rest I thinned out with additional olive oil and drizzled over thick slices of tomatoes. The main course was chicken that I rubbed all over with rosemary and minced thyme, rosemary, oregano and basil before grilling over charcoal. Everything was very Mediterranean and very delicious.
Toccata Pinot Grigio, Santa Barbara County - Very pale color with some light green highlights. Nose of lemon peel, green seedless grape, jasmine flower and just the faintest trace of yeasty, fermentation aromas. Crisp and clean in the mouth with tart lemon, pear peel, mineral and a pleasant bitterness. Clearly the antithesis to the sweeter "California" style of Pinot Grigio that frequently hails from the West Coast. Serious, bracing acidity is tremendous with the rotini as well as the tomatoes drizzled with pesto oil. $16
Disclaimer: These wines were provided free of charge from the winery and I am considering distributing these wines in Kansas.