As you may know, since the very beginning the girl & the fig has boasted an exclusively “Rhône-alone” wine list.
We’ve always loved that featuring unique Rhône wines gives us an opportunity to begin a conversation with our guests, perhaps introduce them to something new, as well as to present talented and innovative producers we believe in.
In honor of “Wine Wednesday,” a little about one of our beloved Rhône producers –
This week: Cochon 2013 Red Blend, Whole Hog, California
The story of Cochon Wines
Cochon Wines is the brainchild of Adam Webb and Mike Kuenz, owners of Odisea Wine Company, which is a Rhone and Iberian specialist using California grapes. Cochon Wines is located in the Napa Valley and our fruit is harvested from vineyards planted within two hours away from the winery. At this range we can insure the fruit arrives in the most pristine condition to begin its journey from grapes to wine. We buy our fruit from small family owned vineyards, which in some cases are being farmed by the third generation on their land.
Shows a deep brooding opaque purple color. Aromas of spicy black raspberry, blackberry pie, ripe plum and briary loganberry fruit mingle with hints of white pepper, cocoa, crushed rocks, smoke and savory spices.
At the girl & the fig we’d recommend pairing Cochon 2013 Red Blend, Whole Hog with duck confit (creamy corn, braised greens, brandied cherry-duck jus), sonoma mountain beef burger (grilled onions, house-made pickles, frites), and hard cheeses.
At home enjoy with Braised lamb shanks with creamy polenta and roasted vegetables.