Friday, April 26, 2013

Cotes du Rhone Blanc

Dinner was sort of a Yin/Yang affair tonight.  There was fresh Alaskan halibut pan seared and oven roasted that was sweet, mild and fresh.  On the other hand there were a good bunch of spicy sweet potato fries baked the oven after being tossed with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder and spicy, smoked paprika. 

The wine was a 2011 Famile Perrin (Perrin famiily) Cotes du Rhone Blanc Reserve.  Light gold in the glass and smelling more of summer than spring with some mature flower blossoms predominating.  Medium bodied wine that had full flavors of pears, peaches and a tiny bit of funk.  The wine didn't dominate the fish but neither was it dominated by the spicy sweet potatoes.  Nice balance and a good finish made it the perfect middleground for the two foods.

The wine is blend of Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier. 

2011 Famile Perrin Cotes du Rhone Blanc Reserve.  13% alcohol and $11.  Good buy.

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