Cabernet Sauvignon

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Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most popular and very beloved red wines of the world. This grape brought great fame to California. California’s Cabernet won the top place over French wines in the famous “Pairs Wine Tasting” in 1976. Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the main grapes in the Bordeaux Blend.  Originally from France and has spread to many wine making regions. This wine is big and sturdy. Cabernet has lot’s of body, flavor, tannins, and some bitterness.

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GRILLED LAMB
with Vina Maipo Reserva Red Blend

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Lamb has a pronounced pungent flavor. The most popular cut of lamb is the leg with the dry-heat cooking method such as grilling or roasting.  This meat works well with medium to full bodied red with softer tannins. It balances blackberry and the deep plum notes with a complex acidity that cuts through the richness. My choice for this Lamb is Vina Maipo Reserva Red Blend. Continue reading “”

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Linguine Lemon Spinach Pasta

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Clos du Bois “Sauvignon Blanc” is a dry white wine with mouthwatering aromas of citrus and lemongrass, and flavors of melon, white peach and a touch of herbs. This pasta dish has an oil base. It provides texture, and soft mouth feel to the pasta. Oil-based sauces add a fat flavor that works well with this wine.

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CHEDDAR FRENCH TOAST
Monna Nera Capezzana wine

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Cheddar French Toast is paired with Monna Nera “Capezzana wine. Capezzana is a medium body, soft and smooth on the palate, with flavors of wild berries and spice.  Well-balanced, with wonderful depth and a lingering finish.  Continue reading “”

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