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Wine for Beef Wellington


Every year for Christmas, my wife and FIL make beef wellington. I was hoping for some direction a good wine pairing with this. I'm leaning towards a Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Thoughts?






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Coater
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That would work, or a Bordeaux





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L.A.
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quote:

I'm leaning towards a Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Thoughts?
Great choice.

Here are a few more ideas.

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With those mushrooms and foie gras, an older burgundy would work. Of course, nothing wrong with a grower champagne, Bourdeaux, or anything from the Rhone. Basically anything French.





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Chateau De Beychevelle '94 is primo if you can find a bottle, but any of thier wines are generally pretty good, with the occasional bad year.





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coolpapaboze
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Wellington
quote:

Basically anything French.
Pretty sure Wellington will overpower anything French.

Sorry, bad joke.






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Nice.






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L.A.
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Pretty sure Wellington will overpower anything French.



Nice






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JLSIX
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That's a fantastic joke.





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The Last Coco
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Pretty sure Wellington will overpower anything French.


I appreciate the military humor.

Any specific recommendations on years or specific bottles for the following:

Burgundy
Bordeaux
Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Let's try to keep it under $50. Thanks.






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BlackenedOut
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Chateau de Beaucastel is under 50 and probably the best option. Its also fairly easy to find.

I dont have much exposure to Bordeaux, but there isnt much under $50 that wouldnt be better replaced by something else from say California. Robert Foley Claret would be an excellent choice but that is about $100+ a bottle.

Burgundy anything with the words Clos Saint-Denis or Gevrey-Chambertin on the bottle would probably be a good match and in your price range.






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