Friday, November 25, 2011

Venge's Scout's Honor Red Wine & Bone-In Chicken Thighs

'09 Scout's Honor from Venge Vineyards.  
This wine is a blend of Syrah, Petite Syrah, Zinfandel & Charbono.  

(Charbono - The wine made from Charbono tends to be dark, with medium to high tannins & acidity.  This varietal is a grape variety from the Savoie region of France.)

This wine is inky purple (aka - a tooth stainer) in color with much dark fruit (blackberry, black cherry) on the nose, as well as some spiciness.  This wine is 15.5% so it's not for the faint of heart, it's a big boy.  The wine has good structure, a bit chewy and dusty in my opinion.  This wine has a nice lingering finish and will stand up to many bold foods. ~$38.

Dry Rub: (Apply EVOO to chicken before applying dry rub.)
Dried Thyme - 1 Tbsp
Oregano - 1 Tbsp
Cumin - 1 Tbsp
Onion Powder - 1 tsp
Smoked Paprika - 1 Tbsp
Kosher Salt - 1 tsp
Black Pepper - 1 tsp

Grill heat - Internal 350-375
Grill thighs for approx 20 mins on each side, skin up first

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