I'm going to do another round of "Supernatual Wine" tastings where I pair a wine with a supernatural name with an episode of the TV series Supernatural.
For the first wine I've got Pinot Evil Pinot Noir, a French Vin de Pays de L'Ile de Beaute wine. (A "country" wine from Corsica.)
Color: A light red. This wine is almost Lambrusco colored, and you can tell it's thin as it pours.
Nose: Initially kind of closed, cherries and earth, astringent. Once opened, tart cherries.
First Impression: It's got a very silky mouthfeel, but it's sour and astringent straight out of the bottle. The predominant flavor note is cherries. The finish is very short.
Breathing Room: Not much changes. It becomes even more silky and astringency is gone, but it's got one flavor note: sour cherry and the finish is still really short.
Verdict: I ate this with a garlicy steak, potatoes, tomatoes, and roasted asparagus (aka "Flatiron steak from Sammy's Woodfired") and it went pretty well. It's so cherry tasting, that it would go well with some kinds of game such as duck, or with things like lemon-rosemary chicken and roast pork.
But, I paid $6.50 for a bottle at my local Fresh and Easy, so don't expect anything from this wine. It doesn't get anything wrong but neither does it get anything especially right.
Episode: 6x15 "The French Mistake" -- okay I had to go with the title here. The French Mistake is one of the funniest hours of TV it's ever been my privilege to watch. (Clip is under 5 mins.) Sam and Dean stumble onto the set of a TV series called Supernatural and all hell breaks loose. It's fun like the wine is fun, but as a meta episode, it's got more layers.