This is my second time tasting Rio Seco wines (big shout
out to Mike Gonzalez of Vici Wine and Spirits). This time it
was a Pinot Noir, and I paired it with a sirloin steak
flavored with a meat rub that Chef Al Paris gave me, and
also some succotash that I spiced up.
This wine is great! It is very earthy in it's taste,
definitely giving you aspects of wood barrel aging, showing
you characteristics of decadent smoke, and a full taste of
dark berries. Now, this is dark berries, but not including
other dark fruits. While the label describes it as
raspberry, to me, I taste the distinct undertones of cherry.
This wine went perfect with the steak, and I expect it to
go wonderful with game, wild fowl, and bison. I think it's
too great for fish, but it might actually work well with
sturgeon. This is a wine fit for a meal, or a hearty palate.