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"This Lodi Cabernet has rich berry fruit with oak and vanilla notes. With hints of baking spices, it reminds one of a mouthwatering berry pie, tasty crust and all! It has a medium body and gentle tannins making for very pleasurable wine drinking. Just right!" - Winemaker

Food Pairing - Barbeque, wild game, carne asada, and tri-tip tacos. This is a go-to wine for food pairing flexibility.
 
 
 
 
"It exhibits great aromatic complexity, richness, and length. This mouth- filling Monastrell over-delivers in a big way. Drink it over the next 4 years." - Winemaker

Food Pairing - Rice, pasta, vegetables, mushroom, stewed meat, sausage, pork, roast meat, red and/or white meat sauces, grilled meat, short or medium cheeses.
 
 
 
 
 
"A very distinctive and immediately enjoyable Pinot Noir, this is a very juicy, raspberryish, cherryish wine with hints of strawberry and oak and a refreshing note of pepper." - Winemaker

Food Pairing - Great by itself or to accompany a wide range of meat dishes, but could also be enjoyed with fish such as tuna or salmon.
Serving note: Would be good slightly chilled, especially in warm weather.
 
 
 
 
"Fresh lemongrass and ripe melon notes saturate the aromas of this wine, while gooseberry, asparagus, and a touch of white peach brighten the palate. This full entry leads to a crisp finish, filled with zest of lime and refreshing acidity. This wine makes your mouth water for more!" -Winemaker

Food Pairing - Spring greens, Fish and shellfish, and Goat cheese
 
 
 
 
 
"Ruffino Prosecco is fruity and fragrant with clean notes of citrus, pears and apples along with slight hints of hawthorn, wisteria and elder. Fine bubbles caress the palate, while intense flavors of apples and peaches give the wine a pleasing finish." - Winemaker

Food Pairing - Enjoy Ruffino Prosecco on its own or mix it into a favorite cocktail. It's also delicious served with pizza, fish, shellfish, or white meat dishes.
 
 
 
 
"Elegant and well-balanced, Avalon CHARD offers aromas of Golden Delicious apples, orange blossom and guava, with hints of vanilla and baking spices. These lovely characteristics flow through to the palate leading to a crisp and refreshing finish." - Winemaker

Food Pairing - A wonderful wine to sip on its own, Avalon CHARD also pairs well with mid cheeses, salads, grilled shrimp and fish tacos.
 
 
 
 
 
"Deep ruby red in color. Aromas of black cherry, fennel, and brown spice. The wine has a rich texture with concentrated blackberry fruit and notes of mocha." -Winemaker

Food Pairing - This rich, balanced Merlot will pair nicely with a wide range of foods, including roast chicken and pork, or pasta with red sauce.
 
 
 
 
 
"A classically Argentine wine, our Alamos Malbec blends the deeply concentrated plum flavors of the country's signature variety – Malbec – with small portions of Syrah and Bonarda to add dark cherry and blackberry flavors. Well-integrated hints of brown spice and vanilla contribute layers of complexity. A full structure, firm tannins and a long finish make this Malbec unforgettable." - Winemaker
 
Food Pairing- This Malbec has a firm acidic and tannic structure which works well with fattier meats such a pork, steak or brisket. Try with rich and spicy marinades.
 
 
 
 
"The 2014 Ménage à Trois White is a trip to the islands without the worry of sunburn or bugs. It's undeniably fruity and unabashedly easy. It's meant to be quaffed, not analyzed. The White blend brings together citrus and tropical fruit flavors with crisp acidity. Dare we say it's refreshing? With food or without, alone or with two companions, this is one of the most exhilarating experiences imaginable." - Winemaker

Food Pairing - Chicken, salads, BBQ pork, fish dishes with rich fats.
 
 
 
 
 
The Cottage Pinot Grigio
Light, crisp, and refreshing with golden apple, tropical and pineapple notes in a clean fruity finish.

Food Pairing: Salads, light appetizers, seafood and fish. Excellent as an aperitif.