Wine and Food… Dude!

I’ve been on a good run in picking wines over the last week or so…

Admittedly, I’ve been picking up a lot of wine that’s already been reviewed by other folks over that time period.

Take this one, por ejemplo…

Castello di Volpaia 2008 Chianti Classico

Kara and I were browsing the aisles of BevMo, when I came across the Castello di Volpaia 2008 Chianti Classico.  In reading the notes that were posted, this Chianti had a flavor profile that I was looking for.

Plus… It always helps when you find out that Robert Parker Jr.’s Wine Advocate scored this one a 90.

And I ain’t gonna lie…

The label just looks legit.

Really…

This is a beautiful looking bottle of wine.

Look…

See? Classy, right?

But…

On the real…

Chianti Classico was never meant to stand alone…

That's better...

I had these buns left over from barbecuing the weekend before last, so I decided to use ’em up.  The weather was still good this past Saturday, so I preheated the grill to “Sear your face off!” and got to prepping…

But first…

The wine!

The Castello di Volpaia is 90% Sangiovese.  From what I’ve read, the other 10% is Merlot and Syrah (but I could be wrong).

Color: This bad boy is a deep, dark, burgundy.

Nose: Definitely Earthy.  Soil and mushrooms dominate the nose.  The primary aromas are backed up by bright, red cherries.

Taste: Big cherries and raspberries up front.  This wine has some Earthy round tannins.  What really does it for me is the long, lingering finish of cranberries that gives way to a mouth-watering acidity.  To say this is a food wine is a little bit of an understatement.  This Chianti Classico DEMANDS food.

Score: This wine is just sick! At 16 bucks, it is guaranteed to punch you in the mouth with awesome.  90+

Back to the food…

Cheddar Turkey Burger with Horseradish Aioli and Herb Roasted Potatoes

Okay…

To say this wine demands food is a bit of an understatement, as well…

This wine deserves company…

Kara, it's time for dinner.

Stay Rad,

Jeff

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5 Responses to “Wine and Food… Dude!”

  1. D'Arnold Says:

    I love the ceramic pitcher!

    Spruzzo! Spruzzo! Spruzzo!

    D’Arnold

  2. Marcello Buonarotti Says:

    Da dove viene questo vino? Italia?

  3. K Says:

    I enjoyed the write-up. Faster reader than a video fan. Love Chiantis so I’ll give it a go! Thanks.

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