Valentine's and wine are one of the oldest married couples around, so this Friday we are celebrating their eternal relationship with a very special tasting lineup for you to toast, taste and enjoy. Soundscape pianist Kevin Koprowski will be filling the house with his wonderful live music.
I'll start with a "Domaine Burckel-Jung" Cremant from France’s Alsace region. Made with the Pinot Blanc grape using the Champagne method, this superb sparkling is dry, crisp and citrusy with white flower and fruit flavors and an elegant, fresh texture. Perfect to celebrate on Valentine's day!
Following up on last week's "Funk Zone" red, I'll be pouring its white sibling. This 2015 Santa Barbara County blend of 54% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Gewürztraminer and 21% Viognier, displays fruit and floral notes with crisp acidity and a touch of lemon. Pairs with seafood, vegetarian dishes, poultry, sushi and more. You'll love it!
Next is a new Cabernet Franc from the Chinon Appellation in France's Loire Valley, 2014 "Château du Coudray-Montpensier". This medium-bodied red is rich in black fruit and vanilla flavors and has notes of black currant, spice and bright tannins, all wrapped in an earthy texture. Enjoy it with classic french cuisine, meats, vegetable casseroles or on its own. A superb classic french red!
My last pour is "Aviary", a 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon deep ruby in color with rich aromas of smoke, leather, orange peel, and chocolate followed by delicious notes of dark fruits. Enjoy it with steak, roasts, stews or on its own in the winter months. This cab is pure deliciousness, I highly recommend it!
See you all on Friday!