Jan 14: Napa Valley Estate Élu paired with Herb Roasted Mushrooms and Potatoes en Papillote
Jan 21: Napa Valley Estate Virtú paired with Butternut Squash Vadouvan Curry
Jan 28: Dollarhide Estate Vineyard Semillon paired with Cauliflower Onion Bisque
Feb 4: Rutherford Estate Vineyard Cabernet Franc with Baked Sausage and Sourdough Strata
Feb 11: Dollarhide Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon with Roast Beef and Roasted Onion Jus
Feb 18: Dollarhide Estate Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc paired with Steamed Clams with Saffron Lemon Cream Sauce
This wine presents with deep shades of reds and purples. Aromas of dark fruit, blackberry and black plum combine with elements of espresso, vanillin and molasses, as well as notes of smoky oak and dusty terroir. Flavors of dark plum and cassis follow with anise and toasted barrel attributes. This red blend offers a finely textured silky structure with density and a graceful appeal.
Paired With: Herb Roasted Mushrooms and Potatoes en Papillote
Elegant shades of pale yellow are displayed in this blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc grapes. Aromas of lemon grass, lime and a hint of pear are framed by a fantastic French oak quality of toasted oak. Flavors of green lime, lemon grass and kiwi fruit are met with a creamy texture from the sur-lie maturation. The palate is complete with a subtle thread of toasted oak adding complexity to this bright and vibrant white wine.
Paired With: Butternut Squash Vadouvan Curry
Brilliant hues of pale yellow and sparkling youthful green streaks illustrate this wine. Aromas show lemon meringue, white peach and a hint of butterscotch interlaced with toasted French oak. Soft lemon curd and dried apricot round the palate with lemon butter and a subtle toasted barrel complexity. This is a lightly crisp wine with creaminess on the palate resulting from the sur lie barrel maturation. This Semillon is an even, slightly textured, elegant, dry white wine.
Paired With: Cauliflower Onion Bisque
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: Baked Sausage and Sourdough Strata
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: Roast Beef and Roasted Onion Jus
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: Steamed Clams with Saffron Lemon Cream Sauce