Sunday, October 4, 2009

Adair Barrel Aged Mountain Red with Pulled Pork

When a winemaker tells you he receives comments that one of his wines gets customer reviews as a light Cabernet Sauvignon, and it's made with hybrids, what would you pair it with?

Adair Vineyards 2008 Barrel Aged Mountain Red I paired with pulled pork. The result was a good match. I felt the wine was a bit thin but had a nice plum color. Then again, a light Cab wouldn't be complex and this wine wasn't. It had hints of strawberry with a smoky finish. Perfect with the pulled pork.

The Mountain Red is comprised of 50% Frontenac, 25% Leon Millot, 25% Marechal Foch and aged in older oak (French and American) for 11 months.
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