Bordeaux People’s Choice: Stacey Rodriguez
Stacey and her husband and both total foodies and appreciate good food and wines.
How were you first introduced to Bordeaux Wines? It was just a matter of trying it for the first time and detecting the difference in taste and we were hooked.
What do you like most about Bordeaux Wines? I love the boldness and intensity in the flavor.
Tell us about your favorite Bordeaux Wines.Chateau Du Retout 2012, Cru Bourgeouis Appellation, Haut-Medoc, Controlee, This wine is 70% Cabernet. $20, it was very nice and paired well with truffle Gouda cheese. It tasted much better closer to room temperature. Very dark burgundy in color.
2. Chateau De Roche Morin, Pessac-Leogran, 2012, $26, 60% Cabernet. Ruby-red in color. It was better than #1. Exceptional bold flavor and was excellent by itself.
3. De Magnol Bordeaux, Appellation Bordeaux, 2015, Controlee, 80% Sauvignon It has a lot of grape fruit flavor, with a hint of apricot and a crisp finish. This was paired with dumplings, and fish and tasted wonderful.
What would you pair with your favorite wines?My favorite cheeses to pair are truffle Gouda, Parmesan, prosciutto; caper berries and olives are always a good match. Also, dark chocolate higher than 70% cocoa pair really well with these wines. For the last, it tasted best with fish as haddock, grouper, or sea bass.
On what occasions do you drink Bordeaux? Every occasion I can, but they are best with red meat or when a deep flavor is desired.
Did you discover anything unexpected from this experience? Yes, the exposure to several different wines I may not have otherwise tried. I had not yet experienced a white Bordeaux and was very pleasantly surprised.