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.