Haden Fig Pinot Noir & Panini

Haden Fig Pinot Noir with Panini

I wanted to do something quick for lunch, as I had a bunch of errands to run in the afternoon.  Panini seemed like just the ticket, so I checked in the fridge for supplies we had on hand.

Panini before the grill

Here’s how I loaded the sandwich:

  • Sourdough bread
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Tomatoes (pressed the excess water out into paper towels)
  • Onions
  • Chopped fresh basil
  • Roasted red peppers
  • Shredded Rochdale Farms goat cheese
  • Uncured Soppressata

A few minutes in the panini press and the sandwich was ready.

Cheese melted, bread toasted, ready to go!

The sandwich paired up nicely with the Haden Fig Pinot Noir.  The Haden Fig is an Oregon Pinot Noir in the lighter vein.

Haden Fig Pinot Noir 2010, a beautiful garnet red.

It isn’t super rich and extracted, but beautifully trim.  The wine offers aromas of cherries, roses and an foresty undertone.  The flavor carries through with the cherries, and foresty undertone.  The wine is aged in older oak, so there is no obvious oaky flavor.  The wine has really nice acidity, when you just taste the wine, it’s almost a little tart.  The earthiness of the wine really matched well with the earthiness found in the uncured Soppressata.

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