We're having our favorite chef come to our home to prepare a meal for the family. The main course will be "Free-range veal tenderloin baked in pastry with spinach and wildrice, served on Pinot Noir shallot reduction"
When asked for a wine pairing suggesting, he left it pretty open with "For the red wine I recommend a well-balanced and not too heavy wine. Examples; Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Bordeaux, and Red Burgundies."
Does anyone have some specific recommendations that would pair well and impress? I'm happy to spend upwards of $100 if someone has a good idea.