Featured Selections for December 2018
Paraiso Estate Chardonnay 2015, Monterey, California
Aromas of peach, lemon-lime and green apple with flavors of toasted nuts, nectarine and apple. A full rich mouth feel with a long full-flavored finish.
Food Pairings: Rich dishes like poached salmon in butter sauce, roasted chicken, pasta in a creamy sauce or even cheese-based salads such as Caesar or chicken salad
Brady Vineyard Petite Syrah 2015, Paso Robles, California
Rich and luxurious, featuring deep crimson color and aromas reminiscent of blackberry, and black pepper with subtle notes of roasted vanilla and spice. On tasting, it shows opulent texture and savory berry and bramble flavors that echo the aromas. The wine is luscious, full-bodied with balancing gentle acidity and just a hint of velvety oak that lengthens the finish.
Food Pairings: Enjoy by itself, or with smoked or roasted meats, sharp cheeses and with dishes with rich flavorful sauces.
Pillitteri Estates Icewine Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Canada
The nose exhibits nuances of raspberries, cranberry cocktail and lime zest. The high acidity is even evident on the nose making one’s mouth water almost instantly. The palate explodes with flavors of fresh raspberry pie, cherries in syrup, violets and vanilla bean. The mouth-feel is deliciously sweet and intense, but the natural acidity acts as a backbone creating impeccable balance and length on the palate.
Food Pairings: superb on its own or with desserts and dark chocolates