Wine and Lobster – Two Shepherds 2011 Pastoral Blanc

I recently received a couple of beautiful Maine lobster tails from my friends at Lobster Anywhere (, 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!).

Two Shepherds 2011 Pastoral Blanc
Two Shepherds 2011 Pastoral Blanc

Tasting Notes

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-

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  1. In Greece the lobster in restaurants is too expensive, even and at the fish market is expensive too. I didn’t taste a lobster and a wine together never in my life, i had never so much money to do that, Thanks for the comments about it it’s usefull to me to learn new experiences. I recomment you to taste a white wine from a single variety like the Greek retsina from Sabbatiano with sardines. Cheers.

    1. Looking forward to the 2012. We have one more bottle of the 2011 that we are going to save for a couple years (if we can wait that long!).

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