Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Mirassou Wines - Review

Disclosure - free sample provided.

I was introduced to Mirassou Wines a few  years ago.  I fell in love with this winery as soon as I tasted their wines.  I am still a huge fan of their Sunset Red.  I was recently given an opportunity to try some of their other varieties of wine too.  Have you tried any of Mirassou's wines?  What is your favorite?  It is really hard for me to choose just one because they offer so many that are excellent!

2014 Moscato
Mirassou's 2014 Moscato is a sweet white wine.  It is light and refreshing.  This is a wine that is paired well with desserts too.  I also like this wine with meats like chicken and pork.  I really like this wine for entertaining because it is easy to drink, and it really pleases everyone.  This wine retails for about $12, and it is a great wine for the price.  Below is an excellent recipe provided by Mirassou that pairs well with their 2014 Moscato.

Crispy Wonton Salmon over Cabbage Slaw

Prep time: 20

Cook time: About 20 to 30 minutes total

12 square wonton wrappers
Olive oil cooking spray
3 tablespoons chili garlic sauce

1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
3 tablespoons Mirassou Moscato
2 tablespoons rice vinegar (not seasoned)

1 tablespoon each: soy sauce and sesame oil
4 cups thinly sliced purple cabbage

1/4 cup each: shredded carrot, julienned red bell pepper, sliced green onions and

fresh cilantro leaves
4 salmon fillets (about 1 1/2 lbs.)

Cooking Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut wonton wrappers into 1/4-inch strips and spray well with

cooking spray. Toss and spray again; spread in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake

for 7 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned, tossing once or twice to cook evenly. Stir

together honey, chili garlic sauce and ginger in a small bowl. Place 1 1/2 tablespoons

of mixture into a medium bowl and stir in Moscato, rice vinegar, soy sauce and

sesame oil. Add vegetables and toss well to coat; set aside. Place salmon on an oiled

baking sheet and spoon reserved chili garlic mixture over the top of each fillet.

Coarsely crumble wonton strips and pile over salmon, reserving a handful of whole

strips for garnishing, if desired. Bake for 10 to 20 minutes depending on the thickness

of the salmon. Spoon slaw onto 4 plates and top each with a salmon fillet and wonton

Makes 4 servings.

Make ahead tip: Wonton strips, chili garlic mixture, dressing and vegetables may all

be prepared in advance for speedy assembly of this dish

2014 Pinot Grigio
Mirassou's 2014 Pinot Grigio is excellent.  It is now one of my favorite white wines.  This is a dry white wine.  It has a crisp flavor.  It has a fruitiness to it, but is in no way sweet.  This is an excellent wine to pair with a variety of dishes too.  What would you pair it with?  It is great served with a fruit and cheese plate.

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
This is a great wine for those of you that enjoy a really rich red.  This wine is made with 89% Cabernet grapes.  It is blended with Zinfandel and Petite Sirah.  This wine is loaded with bold flavor, but I found it to have a smooth finish.  It pairs perfectly with red meats, and red pasta sauces.

You can learn more about all of the wines that Mirassou offers by visiting their website. 

Disclosure - I received a free sample to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions are completely my own.  My participation is voluntary.   I am disclosing in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255. 

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