Week 1: Dollarhide Estate Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc | Summer Garden Tomato and Cucumber Salad
Week 2: Napa Valley Estate Virtú | Miso Fermented Vegetables
Week 3: Napa Valley Estate Moscato | Summer Fruit Shortcake
Week 4: Rutherford Estate Vineyard Merlot | Summer Ratatouille
Week 5: Rutherford Estate Vineyard Cabernet Franc | Garden Vegetable Frittata
Week 6: Dollarhide Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon | Grilled Mushroom and Bean Ragout
In the glass, the wine presents with vibrant yellow and green hues. Intense aromas of pink grapefruit and kiwi are met with a hint of pear and anise, balanced with seductive toasted oak char. Rich flavors of kiwi, lime and grapefruit zest on the palate combine while the toasted qualities of the barrel maturation have encouraged a full, rich mouthfeel with a subtle creaminess from sur-lie maturation.
Paired With: Summer Garden Tomato and Cucumber Salad
Brilliant pale yellow hues present this white blend. Aromas offer notes of pink grapefruit, lemon butter, and kiwi with an undercurrent of seductive toasted French oak. Flavors of kumquat, lemongrass, grapefruit zest, and dried peaches are focused and encouraged with the hint of creamy, toasted oak. This is a terrific wine with great texture.
Paired with: Miso Fermented Vegetables ‘Misozuki’
This bright and opulent sweet wine is brilliantly colored in pale yellows with youthful hints of green. The aromas of mandarin and peach blossom dominate, together with marmalade and orange zest. A fruit basket of flavors burst in the mouth, led by rich and exotic peach and nectarine, joined by a citrus undercurrent and an orange peel finish.
Paired With: Summer Fruit Shortcake ‘Scone’
Deep shades of reds and purples present in this single-vineyard Merlot. Aromas of rich ripe blackberry with subtle notes of currant, anise and charred oak combine with just a hint of graphite. Flavors of black plum and dark mocha, couple with subtle raspberry, espresso and toasted vanillin barrel. This is a wine of fine texture, terrific length and structure.
Paired with: Summer Ratatouille
This wine presents with deep purple and red hues. Ripe black currant, baked rhubarb, and red plum aromas combine with dried tobacco leaves, coffee, and black pepper. Flavors of dried black plum, currant, mocha and cocoa are ever present and intertwine with appealing notes from oak maturation. This wine is structured with fine-grained, plush tannins, a hint of terroir and a long finish.
Paired with: Garden Vegetable Frittata
This Cabernet Sauvignon presents with deep, dark reds and purples. Aromas are opulent with ripe black plum, currant, blackberry, anise, espresso and toasted oak, as well as a subtle thread of crème brûlée. A rich, dense profile follows with flavors of cassis and plum, ripe black fruits, espresso, mocha and molasses, with a fine French oak influence. This is a deep, structured wine with excellent fine-grained tannins.
Paired with: Grilled Mushroom and Bean Ragout