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Barbera

JANUARY 2016

Piedmont, Italy

* One of Italy's most famous wine regions
* Situated at the base of the Alps
* Piemonte in Italian means "at the foot of the mountains"
* Continental climate with hot growing season

Tasting Notes

* Higher acidity, lower tannins
* Approachable and food-friendly
* Earthy nose with aromas of sour cherry
* Flavors of cherry, cranberry and spice such as nutmeg and anise

Food Pairings

* Tomato sauce dishes - pasta, chicken, eggplant
* Prepared with fresh herbs like basil, and oregano
* Gourmet frozen pizza or La Sauvagine cheese with water crackers
* Chicken Ratatouille Tagliatelle

Sweetness: Dry
Body: Medium
Alcohol: 13.5%

 

Pinot Grigio Verduzzo

JANUARY 2016

Veneto, Italy

* Located just north of Venice on the Adriatic Sea
* One of three highly productive Italian regions known collectively as the Venezie
* Hot summers and cool winters

Tasting Notes

*Fresh and vibrant
*Citrus and pear from Pinot Grigio
*Honeyed ripe pineapple from Verduzzo
*Balanced acidity
*Crisp, clean finish

Food Pairings

* Delicate fish; pan-fried, poached or baked
* Simple chicken dishes
* Avoid spicy, sweet, salty, and tomato
* Grilled shrimp skewer or double cream brie
* Cod and Potato Cakes with Lemon-Herb Tartar Sauce

Sweetness: Dry
Body: :Light-Medium
Alcohol: 13%

 

Mosaic Red

FEBRUARY 2016

Paso Robles, California

* Located between Los Angeles and San Francisco
* Long growing season of warm days and cool nights
* Produces vibrantly ripened grapes

Tasting Notes

* Merlot and Zinfandel bring round fruit notes
* Petit Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon provide structure and complexity
* Aromas of red fruit, smoke and spice
* Flavors of blackberry, raspberry and spice

Food Pairings

* Braised meats, rich sauces, game meats
* Foods with a rich pastry note
* Avoid spicy foods
* Grilled steak or aged Asiago cheese
* Bison Burgers with Balsamic Bacon Onion Relish

Sweetness: Dry
Body: Medium-Full
Alcohol: 14%

 

Gewürztraminer Verdelho

MARCH 2016

Murray darling, Australia

* Named for the two great rivers: Murray and Darling which weave through the region
* Long hot days with little rainfall
* Heat, irrigation and fertile soil produce grapes that create soft, generously flavored wines

Tasting Notes

* Floral notes from Gewürztraminer
* Verdelho contributes tropical notes
* Grapey Muscat
* Perfumed nose, vibrant pear, grapefruit and lime
* Hint of minerality

Food Pairings

* Lightly spiced chicken, pork or salmon
* Ginger, hoisin, oyster sauces
* Savory Asian fare
* Ginger sauces on chicken or Asian inspired frozen apps
* Hoisin Pork Tenderloin Sliders

Sweetness: Off-Dry
Body: Medium
Alcohol: 12%

 

Fortitude w/ Grape Skins

APRIL 2016

Riverland, Australia

* Woven around the Murray River
* Mediterranean climate
* Long days of sunshine
* Sun-kissed, vibrantly ripened grapes

Tasting Notes

* Full bodied blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Merlot
* Aromas of blackcurrant, cedar and spice
* Flavors of blackcurrant, plum, cherry and spice

Food Pairings

*Red meats - medium rare
*Meats with red wine reductions
*Avoid spice or heat
*Bacon wrapped beef tenderloin
*Aged cheddar
*Wine and Mustard Braised Leg of Lamb

Sweetness: Dry
Body: Full
Alcohol: 14.5%