You are invited to join Lakeview's friendliest crowd of wine lovers and their friends to taste, compare and contrast a lineup of four outstanding wines from our new spring selection. Our very own Van Isaacson and Matt Gordon will be playing live.
My first pour is a 2015 Cosumano made with one Sicily's great wine grapes: Insolia. This dry, refreshing white displays flavors of apples and pears, hints of citrus zest and a nutty character. Enjoy it with fish, poultry, light pasta, salads or on its own. If you like Pinot Grigio you'll love this Insolia - a great value!
Next is a "Champalou Cuvee de Fondraux" from France's iconic Vouvray appellation (Loire), home of the much-loved Chenin Blanc grape. This superb white offers a fresh, floral boutique of flavors with hints of pear, minerality, and a light citrus finish. The Champalou is very food friendly and one of my favorite go-to-whites this year.
My first red is a Wildekrans Pinotage that truly brings this often-misunderstood South African wine to the next level. This Wildekrans has aromas of red berries mixed with some blackberries, mulberry and morello cherry. The tannins are soft and the finish lingers with freshness. Great alone or with grilled meats, sausage, spicy foods and well seasoned poultry. Delicious!!
I'll wrap the lineup with a new vintage of our Amancaya Malbec-Cabernet Sauvignon blend from Argentina. This "gem of a blend" brings to the table fruit aromas of red and black berries, with notes of mocha, spices and pepper. Bonds naturally with a New York strip steak, prime rib or just a juicy burger!