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Snooth User: tlanza

Barton & Guestier Bistro Wine Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Posted by tlanza, Apr 8, 2009.
Details for Barton & Guestier Cabernet Sauvignon Vin de Pays d'Oc

Is this a good wine for pasta with a vodka sauce?

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Reply by dmcker, Apr 8, 2009.

What else is in the pasta and in the sauce (and, I suppose, accompanying the pasta)?

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Reply by tlanza, Apr 9, 2009.

I was going to serve grilled chicken breast on the side and mabye capers & black pepper in the sauce...

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Reply by Mark Angelillo, Apr 9, 2009.

With the light colored cream sauce and the chicken I might go with a high acid white wine to pair or a lighter bodied red. I haven't had the Barton & Guestier Cab but in general Cabernet ends up fuller bodied, bigger, and might not compliment the dish extraordinarily well.

At the end of the day it's going to taste good either way. And with a bit of black pepper spice and the savory capers in the sauce, depending on the characteristics of the wine you might find a good match. You'll let us know what you decide?

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Reply by Mark Angelillo, Apr 9, 2009.

With the light colored cream sauce and the chicken I might go with a high acid white wine to pair or a lighter bodied red. I haven't had the Barton & Guestier Cab but in general Cabernet ends up fuller bodied, bigger, and might not compliment the dish extraordinarily well.

At the end of the day it's going to taste good either way. And with a bit of black pepper spice and the savory capers in the sauce, depending on the characteristics of the wine you might find a good match. You'll let us know what you decide?

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Reply by Rodolphe Boulanger, Apr 9, 2009.

Wow - when even Mark is double posting... you know things are bad.

@ tlanza, honestly, I'd avoid this wine with pasta and vodka sauce. I know its a trite pairing, but what about a Chianti or Barbera instead?

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Reply by Mark Angelillo, Apr 9, 2009.

Ha. We should frame this.

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Reply by tlanza, Apr 9, 2009.

Ok, so no cab with the pasta. Can anyone reccomend a decent Chianti, Sangiovese, or Barbera at $10 or less?

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Reply by Rodolphe Boulanger, Apr 9, 2009.

How about this?

http://www.snooth.com/wine/cantine-...

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Reply by dmcker, Apr 9, 2009.

Glad to see you in the double-poster club, Mark!

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Reply by tlanza, Apr 10, 2009.

Could not find the Cantine San Silvestro 2005 Barbera at my store. I did try the Aurora, 2005 Barbera ($9.99) and it went very well with the pasta dish. Thanks for the Barbera tip, I had not tried this type of wine and really enjoyed it. I think I will explore other Italians as well!

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Reply by Rodolphe Boulanger, Apr 10, 2009.

Another win for Snooth!

There's a whole load of other inexpensive Italian reds to try: Dolcetto, Valpolicella Classico and/or Superiore, Chianti, Nero d'Avola, Primitivo, Negroamaro, Salice Salentino, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Rosso Piceno, etc.


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