Spain produces many fine sparkling wines, called cava after the cellars in which the wine is produced and this wine has a history that dates back to 1872. Cava is usually made with a few grape varietals that you probably haven’t ever heard of—Macabeu, Parellada, and Xarello. Palacio de Palau is chock full of floral aromas that are backed up by lovely flavors of white fruits, lime and a hint of pineapple on the finish.
Food Pairing: Drink it on its own, pair it with shellfish, fried foods, brunch treats or as a base for cocktails.
Germany is a small but important wine country. Steep slopes and a cool climate give us wines that are difficult to copy and even though Riesling is found in many parts of the wine world, for many the Rheinhessen the destination for top notch and value driven Riesling. Aromas of pear and apricot leap from the glass and are backed up by unctuous flavors of green apple pear and peach with a balanced and elegant sweetness on the finish.
Food Pairing: Pair it with fish, chicken, sushi and don’t forget that Riesling loves spice and heat!
It’s easy to think of Spanish wine in broad strokes; what comes to mind most often are big, bold reds but travel to “Green Spain” and the region of Rías Baixas and you will discover the truly amazing white wines made from Albarino. B White is one of the best, clean and bright flavors of lemon, grapefruit and lychee with a gentle hint of native spice on the balanced finish.
Food Pairing: Enjoy with seafood and shellfish, light pastas and pork.
Valencia has a long and proud history of vine cultivation and Bodega Norte is located in the heart of this area and takes advantage of the mix of Mediterranean and continental climate to produce world class grapes. This blend of Tempranillo and Bobal from 40 year old vines produce a wine with striking flavors of plum and cherry with a spice filled finish that shows hints of cocoa.
Food Pairing: Pair it with an aged hard cheese, hearty pastas and red and white meats.
Russian River Valley is a Sonoma County wine region known for rolling hills, cool climates, and wineries that produce some of the world’s best Pinot Noir. Named for the river that meanders through this territory, the vineyards in the Valley are not far from the Pacific Ocean which adds to the climate that allows the grape to thrive. Octopoda is complex, with riveting flavors of wild blackberry, raspberry and strawberry.
Food Pairing: The exotic spice on the supple long finish make it perfect to sip with salmon, grilled meats and heart pastas.
An indulgent combination of nutty aromas with generous flavors of vanilla, coconut and decadent salted caramel! The creamy finish make this the only choice for holiday festivities! Drink over ice, in your after dinner coffee, mixed with Vodka for the ultimate white Russian or create your own festive cocktail.