This is some dark business. A serious and wracking film like The Deer Hunter deserves a big pairing. Old Vines Foch Reserve from Quails Gate Winery.
What is Foch? How do you say it? Faux-sh. It is a type of Vitis riparia, an indigenous North American grape variety. With this lovey grape one can make dark, rich, and tannic wines.
The year that it was harvested, one of the cellar hands referred to it as The Beast. They held onto it, aging it gracefully until it was tame enough to let out.
What the heck do you drink out of? Straight from the bottle? Unthinkable. How about from your regular all-purpose wine glasses? NO!
With a wine so big and dark comes a film that is big and dark. The Deer Hunter. This is not a movie for everyone, just as a huge Foch is not the wine for everyone. It is a thinky film for a thinky wine.