My second visit to Quince was another top SF meal. Though the prices seemed to have gone up considerably since the last time I went there, we had a pretty spectacular meal. I started with the raw wild Amberjack with Persian cucumbers, chickpeas and lemon verbena which was a few choice morsels of sashimi (Aji in Japanese restaurants), with a light treatment. For this course, I picked the 2001 Dujac Meursault - flinty, blooming with honeysuckle and earthiness. This is a very full bodied Meursault, and is the work of a collective in the Cote d'Or.
Next up was fresh Tagliolini with succulent fresh porcini mushrooms with a dusting of cheese. After a stumble with the wine service, we were quickly delivered the star wine of the night, the 2004 Vergari "DuNah Vineyards" Sonoma Coast Pinot. David Vergari makes this light but heavenly Pinot from grapes he somehow managed to talk Rick DuNah out of. Fans of DuNah's own wines would love this treatment as well. While lighter in body than most of the DuNah wines, it was in perfect form. This is the second time in the last couple of weeks that I was blown away by the quality of 2004 Sonoma Coast Pinots. (Fred Scherrer's 04 Sonoma Coast is also drinking wonderfully). This was a great foil to my roasted Squab. It was tough to hold some wine back for the lovely (but microscopic in portion) cheese course.