As the temperatures start their odd fluctuation, often as they do prior to a bitter and overwhelming start to summer, I try to really push as many of my warm home cooked meals as much as possible. Tonight I decided that I would start my dinner with a small antipasto, followed up with tri-colored Tortellini and some homemade meat sauce, fresh made garlic bread, and capped off with some left over homemade cannolis. Well, all seems to be perfect according to my stomach, however my palate had a few words for my stomach, and I’ll give you a hint about what it’s missing. What in the world out of all of my wines in the rack can I pair with this meal. Dumb question, plenty! The problem is, for a typical Tuesday night do I dare to waste one of my favorite reds? Then again, if I purchased the bottle, it is obviously a damn good wine. So now what? Well, I narrowed it down to Molon Lave Merlot or Sunset Hills Syrah. As the Sunset Hills Syrah is a Wine Club only release, I decided to go with the Molon Lave Merlot ($22). From what I remember I enjoyed it during my tasting; Obviously if I bought the bottle! Well I trust my judgement so how was the wine…it’s okay I knew what you were thinking.