Mile High's Wine of the Week: January 10th
Neffiez Prince de l'Isle Languedoc Rouge 2017
Regular Price: $14.99
Sale Price: $9.99
Sale End: 1/13/2019
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I don’t know about you but the holiday season really put a dent in my stocks of everyday wine. So this week we are featuring a perfect weeknight Red that you can sip on anytime you just want a great glass of wine. This classic Rhone style blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Carignan comes from an hillside vineyard about a dozen miles from the Mediterranean Sea where the warm days and cool nights produce wines with outstanding ripeness and generosity of fruit without sacrificing the sort of levity on the finish that keeps you coming back for another sip. Lovely scents of farmers market plums, baking chocolate, wood smoke, and cocktail cherries provide the sort of lush tapestry of aromas that is rarely witnessed in such inexpensive wine. The palate is similarly darkly complected with plenty of cassis, black currant, and blueberry jam touching every nook and cranny with each passing sip. The finish displays a kiss of tannin, no doubt evidence of the ripeness of the fruit at harvest, and even a bit of slatey soil lingering in between sips. This is a delicious and engaging everyday red as it sits today but I don’t think it has reached its zenith yet. The tannin ought to continue to soften over the next 6 to 12 months allowing the fruit to integrate even more fully which should make this wine into an even more exceptional value than it is today.
Food Pairing:I needed a bottle of this exact wine last night but, like I said, Christmas put a hurting on my reserves of everyday wine so I ended up having to tough through dinner with only a Manhattan to quench my thirst. But I digress… We served simply seasoned pork tenderloin medallions seared in the big cast iron skillet. Once the pork had some good color on it I pulled the medallions out of the skillet and added some lightly steamed new potatoes, carrots, and green beans to pick up some of the brown bits from the bottom of the pan and color the veggies a little. Then I hit them with some reduced chicken stock, balsamic vinegar, and a touch of whole grain mustard. Once that reduced down to a syrup I tossed the pork back in to warm it back up and plated everything family style. The Prince de L’isle would have been perfect for that kind of simple home cooking but, alas, I was stuck with a cocktail instead. Cheers, all! Thanks for reading!
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