I recently received a couple of beautiful Maine lobster tails from my friends at Lobster Anywhere (www.lobsteranywhere.com), so we cooked up a huge seafood feast with grilled corn on the cob. With our meal, we enjoyed a delicious white Rhone blend from Two Shepherds. The 2011 Pastoral Blanc is a blend of 40% Roussanne, 20% Marsanne, 20% Viognier, and 10% Grenache Blanc. This wine really elevated the flavors in the lobster without overpowering them (by the way, the lobster was pretty darn good too!).
Opening with aromas of jasmine, peach, and herbs, this Rhone blend has incredible texture and balance. The palate includes crisp, light flavors with healthy acidity that made it easy to sip throughout the meal. An amazing pairing with our lobster as well as crab or other shellfish! ($28, 13.8% alcohol)
My Wine Rating – A-