Saturday, April 19, 2008

Indy Bachelorette.

Peter is at his Bachelor Party in Chicago and I'm here cooking green lentil croquettes for myself, and I'm not even insecure about it. Any good soon-to-be wifey would be testing out recipes for her new hubby while he's out philandering with his friends, right? I embrace my new role.

I am pairing the croquettes with 2004, Domaine de la Terre Rouge, Tete-a-Tete, from the Sierra Foothills. It's a self proclaimed "Rhone blend" wine, I assume that's Grenache domainated with Syrah and Mourvedre, but maybe someone out there (Jeff?) knows the exact blend.

This is one of the most delicious wines I have ever tasted at $14.99. I am blown away. Not only that, I opened the bottle last night for a Bachelorette party (party of one that is), and am having another glass tonight for the second half of my self proclaimed bachelorette party. It held up beautifully over night. And don't feel sorry for me. I'll do just fine here alone, because the wine is fantabulous! Juicy with lots of sweet blueberry fruit, it also has really good acidity and minerality and I think you should buy a case of it just to have on hand. Seriously.

This was a recommendation from Jeff at Rosso Wine Shop in Montrose / Glendale. He's right down the street from my acupuncturist, so my new thing is going to be to get stuck and then go by a bottle of wine. Jeff has an amazing selection and is well worth the drive. He does tastings every Friday, so at least pop in for one of those and try some new wines!

Below, the lentils stew in preparation for their new role as croquettes.

1 comment:

Jeff Zimmitti said...

Ameeeee, glad you liked the Tete-a-Tete! A good domestic value for a change. The blend is mysterious for the 04. The 03 was 50/50 Grenache/Syrah but the 05 is more of a 3-way split with Mourvedre in the mix (haven't tasted that one yet). But regardless of the final blend, the wine seems pretty consistently lip-smackin' good.

See you for your next needle-wine-Montrose jaunt... JZ