Great wines, friendly people and live music are the three key ingredients for a fun and enjoyable tasting and here at Stellar we have them all! Tomorrow I'll be pouring four outstanding wines as we welcome our new musician (and neighbor) Ian Rottner to the house.
My first pour is "The Arsonist", a luscious, rich and creamy Chardonnay from California's Duniggan Hills wine appellation. In this wine, aromas of creamy caramel and fresh pear mingle with notes of nutmeg, butterscotch and toasty oak, resulting in a truly magnificent Chard. Pairs with creamy pasta, seafood or your favorite salmon recipe.
Next up is a Chateau de Pierreux Brouilly from France's famous Beaujolais region. This smooth, medium-bodied, dry red is made with Gamay, the region's typical grape. The wine is complex and elegant with aromas of blueberry, black currant and medium acidity. Pairs with red meat and cheeses. Highly recommended!
My third is an innovative Syrah-Viognier blend named after Santa Barbara County's hip arts community "The Funk Zone". The Syrah offers depth, red fruit aromas, and concentrated flavors, while the Viognier brings notes of flowers and tart fruit. The cool label is by mastermind LA artist Kelsey Fisher (aka KFiSH). Delicious!
We'll wrap with "Boomtown", an easy, uncomplicated Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon with blackberry and cherry juice flavors, breezy tannins, ample acidity and a pinch of sweet pipe tobacco for complexity. Great with steak, burgers and roasts!
See you all on Friday!