Okay, so it's Monday night, you've had a long day, and you just want to relax...

What do you do?

What better time to open a nice bottle of Pinot to enjoy with a home cooked meal?

In the casa de Watson, we spare NO frills when it comes to "fine" nightly dining. That's why we feast on our dinners in none other than the dining room/living room:

How else do you expect me to keep up with all of the new episodes of Chuck?!

The Wine:
Harvest Moon RRV Pinot Noir 2007

The Affair:
I have to admit that I was a little concerned to discover last night that Mrs. Whore decided to make some Chicken Cordon Bleu. For some reason, I was having trouble deciding what to drink. With a little help from my wino friends on twitter and Facebook, I headed to the wine closet and pulled out this bottle of Pinot from Harvest Moon. After all, Russian River Valley is usually a sure bet and Harvest Moon's wines are usually pretty solid and very food friendly. (Click here to check out other Harvest Moon wines)

How did the night's affair turn out?

This particular Pinot was packed with that tart watermelon, jolly-rancher taste. Much different than an old world Burgundy, or a cola bomb from Oregon. Tart on the tongue but low on alcohol, made this wine an enjoyable mate for the gooey Chicken Cordon Blue. Although this was overall a nice pairing, I think an unoaked Chardonnay may have been a bit more exciting. Had it been a warmer night, I probably would have gone this route instead.

The wine disappeared quickly after the plates were cleared. Overall, combined with new episodes of my favorite prime time TV shows, it was a nice night and an enjoyable affair!

What's your nightly wine routine?

Do you enjoy the same type of "fine dining" that we do in my house?

For this and other affairs, check out the summary of scores, map, or even choose my next bottle.

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drinknectar said...

Ahhh, fine dining on the fold away table! I remember those days. I love Chicken Cordon Bleu, I'll have to keep a Chardonnay in mind next time we have it.

Cola Bombs, Oregon? Is that what you really think? LOL - I've got two to review this week, we'll see.


The Wine Whore said...

LOL! What can I say, we like to enjoy dinner by the warming glow of the TV! :)

That was just a generalization to describe the difference between this wine and others people may have tried. I actually really enjoy the style of Oregon Pinots over most CA Pinot.

Can't wait to check out your reviews to see how they taste! :)


Beth said...

I definitely eat on the couch, but I use my coffee table, although I have a fold-out table, too! I can't tell you the last time I ate at a kitchen/dining room table.

Today is my birthday and I am trying to figure out which wine to have later. :)

The Wine Whore said...

Happy Birthday! What type of wine are you thinking of having to celebrate? :)

Joshua S. Sweeney said...

Pinot Noir with a Chicken Cordon Bleu, eh? I definitely wouldn't have thought of that... would have gone with a Chardonnay or another drier west-coast white myself. I do love my Pinot Noirs, though, so next time I have a lighter combination meat dish, I might have to give it a shot.

Fantastic opening picture, by the way. Your openers are usually golden, but that one's just manic enough to make me chuckle.

The Wine Whore said...

LOL! Thanks Josh! I'm always trying to come up with new and exciting ways to describe and portray my wine endeavors! :)

If you give the Pinot/chicken combo a shot, lemme know how it turns out!

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