I got lazy tonight. Usually Saturday night is for cooking and opening a bottle of wine I’ve never tried; something new and different. Sunday night is for take-out and the rest of the wine I opened on Saturday.
But I’m mixing it up, because tonight is Saturday and I got take-out and opened a bottle of something tried and true. Because sometimes you just feel uninspired.
The awesome hoagie is the Italian Hoagie from Mellow Mushroom, one of two I always get when I go there. (The other is the terrific Capri.)
The Italian has ham, salami, and pepperoni with fresh mozzarella, caramelized onions, basil, tomatoes, spring mix, mayo and herb vinaigrette.
I know, right? Doesn’t that sound freakin’ delicious?! Well, it is.
And the wine to go with it? Charles and Charles Rosé 2010. Because with this kind of take-out, you want something easy drinking and not too serious.
This rosé is a terrific choice because it’s got some heft, as it’s made with 100% Syrah, but it’s fun and fruity and easy drinking all the same. A particularly good match for the ham, salami and pepperoni in the hoagie, I thought.
Wine Notes: Charles and Charles Rosé 2010
100% Syrah. Washington State/Columbia Valley/Wahluke Slope. 13% abv.
Dry and crisp, some minerality. Floral nose, with a sort of savory, herby element. Juicy berry flavors with hints of watermelon.
Like I said, easy drinking and not too serious, which is the perfect take-out meal wine.