Paso Robles Wine Recs to go w/Asian Food?
I'm attending a gathering this weekend where the host is serving Asian food. Since I live in Paso, I'd like to bring some wine for everyone to enjoy. Does anyone have recommendations for me? There will be a couple of wine snobs there so I'm a little wary about choosing on my own. Any advice is GREATLY appreciated!!!
Locally the only ones that come to mind are the Claireborne & Churchill Dry Riesling (@ 16) and the Tablas Creek Cotes de Blanc (iirc).
Oh yeah, Palmina makes a very interesting white, Tokai Friulano, that I really like but haven't paired it with anything as of yet.
Others that we've found work well;
Pine Ridge's Chenin Blanc - Viognier (@10))
Now and Zen Wasabi White, a blend available at Trader Joe's (@5
If there's spice and heat involved like Sichuan and Thai dishes I usually look for a good Grüner Veltliner, unfortunately finding a selection can be a challenge, but a couple of the wine shops in SLO might come through for you.
I have always found for some magical reason Viognier goes really well with Curry. I can also suggest a Grenache Blanc, I have had the Tablas as well as Bodegas Robles I believe with Asian and they were great.
I would also think Albarino would go well. And I agree with the Vermentino rec.
In general, in my opinion, with Asian (unless it is something like Korean BBQ) you would want a crisp white with some nice acidity and a bit of body.
Big reds crush asian food unless it is grilled meat as I mentioned.