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The Tasting Table

October 10 , 2019

Panther Creek Pinot Noir / Chardonnay Blend

Someone once said “never judge a book by its cover” and in this case a wine by its label. The unlikely marriage of a red and white varietal has resulted in a wine who’s uniqueness is only surpassed by its irresistible charm. The skins from the Pinot Noir are removed to keep the wine from taking on their color but this does not keep the grapes myriad of aromas and red fruit notes from shining through. Ripe with textured flavors of peach, honey and a touch of green apple and cherry and the stainless steel aging provides a fresh and crisp finish.

Food Pairing: Pair it with Pan Seared Scallops with Lemon Garlic Sauce or Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken Thighs and Thanksgiving Dinner!

Magnolia Blossom Chardonnay

Most people who love California Chardonnay know of the Russian River Valley. But chances are, if you asked them why the river and valley were dubbed “Russian,” the majority wouldn’t have a clue. It gets its name from the Russians who were pioneers in settling the North Coast, being the first white Europeans to arrive along the Sonoma Coast and one of the first crops they planted were grapevines.  Today this area has a unique climate and is ideal for growing amazing chardonnay grapes. Magnolia Blossom is quintessential RRV, it possesses a mouthwatering round pallet that enchants you with honeydew melon, passion fruit and apple pie flavors.

Food Pairing: The weight and substance of this wine make it an ideal accompaniment to Lobster Pot Pie, Herb Crusted Cod or a simple Roast Chicken.

San Felipe Malbec

The rise of Malbec from Argentina has been well-documented for some time now. But the range of styles in which it can be grown and produced is still stubbornly underestimated. Argentina, after all, is a country with significant changes in altitude and soil composition from one region or sub-zone to the next. But one fact is without debate, the region of Mendoza produces some of the best the country has to offer. This wine uses oak during the aging process which results in a wine with vibrant cassis and cherry flavors that are well integrated and a supple and spice filled finish.

Food Pairing: Pour a glass and enjoy with Lamb and Blue Cheese Burgers, Spice Rubbed Flank Steak or Mushroom and Rice Stuffed Peppers.

90+ Cellars Beaujolais

Beuajolais has long been the victim of the “success” of the Beaujolais Nouveau that comes out the third Thursday of each November. They may share a place of birth and grape, but that is where the similarities come to a screeching halt! This is a “real” wine where the Gamay grape gets a chance to show its depth and captivating style. This flirtatiously fruity wine is made from the Gamay grape grown in the northern part of the Beaujolais region, which is rare for a wine at this price. Most everyday-priced Beaujolais wines comes from the south. Pour a glass and you’ll taste a smoothly textured red wine with flavors of fresh strawberries, blueberries and hints of wildflowers.

Food Pairing: Beaujolais is a vivacious red that’s food friendly and pairs well with everything from Beef Stew, a hearty Pasta e Fagioli or Chicken Fajitas.

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