A “cultivated” red blend from Farmhouse Vineyards is a delight for all senses.
Sadly, I was enjoying this wine too much to take a picture of the label during the 10th Annual Vineyard Festival in Brownfield, Texas. And since my tasting companion fetched it – he forgot to take one too. So, instead you get a picture of the trailer outside the festival.
My first note on this wine is that I just want to sit and smell this one. The scent would make a perfect candle – sweet and floral with a hint of spice.
This Wednesday wine has bright cherry notes which are brought out by spicy food. It went really well with the horseradish sauce with the prime rib as that brought out the fruit. It’s a bit dry but with a sweet fruity finish. And the color doesn’t disappoint – super dark almost black cherry colored.
The wine is a red blend of 30% Dolcetto | 20% Cabernet Sauvignon | 20% Cinsaut | 10% Counoise | 10% Syrah | 10% Mourvèdre. Which explains its complexity and the scent (and the name).
My tasting companion (you can see him below checking out the harvester at the vineyard) said he’d pair it with a curry. I can see that, but I think I’d prefer it with some spicy carnitas tacos. Perfect for date night – you can’t go wrong with this wine even if dinner is frozen lasagna or Thai take-out.
I agree with Farmhouse Vineyard’s notes that it’s a “What To Take to Dinner” crowd-pleaser wine. I can see myself serving this at the neighborhood Labor Day barbeque. But keeping a bottle to myself for after a long work day to just sit and sniff and sip to relax – especially to their suggested playlist. Check it out at the link here.