By: John Majeski
K&L Staff Member
Recently, I lamented the reality that because of the shutdown, almost six months had passed since I’d tasted one of my favorite San Francisco dishes: a rich, steaming bowl of crab cioppino. Fortunately, Sotto Mare, my go-to cioppino and seafood spot in North Beach, just reopened. Without delay I placed an order for curbside pickup, drove home with the effusively perfumed fruits de mer enveloping my little Honda Fit, and soon dove right in. But not before opening the perfect bottle of rosé to complement this colorful maritime feast. This is a brilliant rendition of Grenache and Cinsault that flaunts delightfully crisp red fruits and has a wonderful mineral, saline expression on the pure, crystal-clean finish. Hard to believe, but the cioppino had finally met its match!