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Wine to Pair with Chicken Cordon Bleu

CAB226 Feb 24, 2009 11:04 AM

Hi --

I'm going to a dinner party Saturday and Chicken Cordon Bleu will be served. I was asked to bring a bottle of wine and was wondering what might pair well. I tried searching in a couple of places online and saw a blanket answer of Chardonnay, without any style info given. Since the style can run from the big, buttery, oaky (which we don't like) to something at the opposite end of the spectrum like a Chablis, "chardonnay" really didn't tell me anything. I was also thinking, on the red side, that a Pinot Noir might work.

Any thoughts/suggestions? Thanks.

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    dcrockett Feb 24, 2009 11:32 AM

    Our Okangan Valley produces nice Reislings. We have cordon bleu quite often and a semi dry reisling goes nice with our cordon's We use maple ham and swiss cheese. The wine pairs nice with it.

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      Aaron Feb 24, 2009 11:35 AM

      I think I would want something sparkling to cut through the fattiness and saltiness of that dish. Prosecco or a German Sekt might be nice.
      If you were going for a Chardonnay I would stay away from oak, and pinot noir might work also. But for my money I'd want something with bubbles.

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      1. re: Aaron
        CAB226 Feb 24, 2009 12:01 PM

        Thanks. I'm liking the idea of bubbles. It's not the typical choice, so might be interesting.

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        RicRios Feb 24, 2009 11:37 AM

        Main question that comes to mind is what's your price range.

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        1. re: RicRios
          CAB226 Feb 24, 2009 11:59 AM

          It's not a fancy dinner party, so I wouldn't want to go for a particularly expensive bottle. Maybe in the mid-teens?

          1. re: CAB226
            RicRios Feb 24, 2009 12:14 PM

            A nice Sancerre should give you quality & nice pairing at your price points.
            For same reason( i.e. price points ) I'd stay away from PN.

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