Lot 348 is produced from Tempranillo sourced from winemaker Sam’s madder Lake Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, and Carignane from our Lodi programs. The resulting blend is an anstonishly precise and darkly fruited wine with effusive aromatics and pitch perfect balance.
1.5 cups Long Grain Rice 3 Bone-In Chicken Thighs 5-6 U-16 Shrimp, shell optional 5-6 Mussels 1/2 red onion, fine diced 1/2 cup carrots, fine diced 1/4 cup Red bell pepper, fine diced 1/2cup frozen peas 1tsp smoked paprika 1 pinch (Approx 1tsp) Saffron threads 1 tbsp Salt 4+ Cups Chicken Stock Olive Oil
In a paella pan, or aluminum frying pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Season chicken thighs with salt, and place into pan. Brown on both sides (about 3-4 minutes a side), remove from pan and set aside. Place diced onion in pan and sautee until soft (about 3-4min), then add in carrots and bell peppers and sautee until soft (about 3-4 minutes). Once soft, add in frozen peas and sautee for 1-2 minutes. In a small mixing bowl, combine rice, saffron, paprika, and 1 tsp salt. Add this mixture to pan with vegetables and mix until rice is fully incorporated. Place chicken thighs on top of rice and then add in stock, do not stir any more beyond this point!
Once liquid has evaporated and rice looks dry, add in enough stock to just cover the rice.
Once the 2nd round of liquid has been absorbed, place shrimp & mussles on top of rice. Cook until shrimp turn pink & mussels open. Remove from heat, cover with a tea towel and let rest for 5-10 minutes. Serve in cooking pan.
Great value, I bought it at Costco after the recommendation of the CH Sales guy and it was great for a light fruity smooth wine. Great for summer and with fish. But may be not for those who prefer a bold red.
Posted by:Tina Turner On: 12/29/12
Fruity and flavorful! Gets the wheels turnin while proud mary keeps on burnin!
Posted by:JW from Rdub On: 12/29/12
Sweet taste while having a smooth/tangy fruity finish. No dark after-tones. Great wine to recommend to a friend.