Virtual Tasting: Rhône vs. Paso Robles
Rhône blends (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre) are produced all around the world. While old world in style and French in origin, this style of wine has made its way into the Paso Robles region of California. The region boasts many wines whose quality arguably matches that of Rhône wines. However, we will let you be the ultimate judge!
There is a unique connection between the two wines we will be tasting this week. The Perrin Family, with origins dating back to the 1500’s, contributes to the production of both. Château de Beaucastel is one of the most renowned wineries in the world that produces Rhône Valley wines of the highest quality. Tablas Creek is the brilliant joint effort of the Perrin Family and the Haas Family, of Vineyard Brands, that produce impressive Rhône style wines from the Paso Robles region of California.
Rhône blend wines pair best with game meats and wild animals. It would be difficult to find an edible plant that doesn’t go great with it. Grilled, sauteed, oven roasted, battered and fried, anything from spring asparagus to fall gourds pair wonderfully. Rhône style blends are one of the most versatile wines out there making food parings not only easy, but also fun!