Saturday, January 28, 2012
2007 Feraud-Brunel Cotes du Rhone Villages
And by "appropriate food" I'm referring to tonight's meal of horseradish-encrusted venison tenderloin with a sweet potato/Brussels sprout hash. Oh, my, what an inspired pairing! The gaminess of the venison really balanced the earthiness of the wine and the heat of the horseradish helped coax out a bit of pepper from the wine.
Not sure if this wine is distributed in Kansas or not as I purchased it from a clearance bin in a St. Louis grocery store last month for about $9. I had a bottle (from someone else's stash) at the time and tonight's notes are consistent with the initial tasting.