About This Wine
What does one do with the leftover meat from a pot roast?
First of all, why are there leftovers? If you have the patience to prepare a perfect pot roast, your family should eat every last bite of it. (Sorry... sometimes we get carried away when it comes to home-cooked meals...)
Probably the best use for that meat: Use it to make a beef pot pie. If you’re looking for a “benchmark” pot pie, look no further than those made by Marie Callender’s. “Marie” uses chicken or turkey in hers, but if you emulate them and substitute beef, you’ll be living large.
What wine to serve with a savory beef pot pie? Merlot, particularly the 2010 rendition from Willow Springs Cellars, as its slightly spicy character makes it an ideal pairing partner. Pop a pie in the oven, pour a glass of Willow Springs Merlot, and get one more tasty meal from that pot roast.
Similar to Cabernet Sauvignon but with less tannin and fruit. Delivers earlier maturing wines. Often blended with Cabernet; on its own may soften with age, though fruit flavors may fade.
- Grape Composition:Merlot and Other Red Varieties
- Grape Source:Select Vineyards in Various California Growing Regions
- Aromas & Flavors:Plum, Cherry, Blackberry, Cocoa and a Hint of Pepper
- Aging Vessels:Assorted Oak Barrels
- When to Drink:Now Through 2014
- Food Pairing Suggestionred meat dishes, pasta, or beef pot pie.
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