From the highly rated Novato, California winery of Aussie-born Bruce & Kim Cunningham, this exquisite white wines from the Carneros region shows an amazing balance of acidity and structure while filling the palate with rich, developed fruit flavors. A great choice with mild, luxurious dishes based on shellfish, flaky white fish and poultry.
Nestled away in the stunning Dolomite Mountains of northern Italy, not far from the country’s border with Austria, the Luisi Winery creates its own brand of magic from its lush vineyards. This very special Italian beauty showcases flavors of ripe apples and grapefruit with a delightfully crisp finish.
Valle Secreto’s vineyards are located in the high altitudes of the Cachapoal Valley, with unique climatic characteristics, where the wind and temperature variation between day and night give the wines a delicate tannin and fine aromas. The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is cherry red in color, brilliant and attractive to the eye. Toasted aromas lead to fruit flavors behind the oak, showcasing the rich tastes of black plum, dried figs and cassis jam.
Soft and supple, juicy and showing some tasty spiciness, accented by good acidity and light earth tones, this is a Pinot Noir for those who thoroughly love Pinot Noir.
A gem of a wine from Martellotto Wine Productions, and winery owner Greg Martellotto, who’s intention is to make remarkable wines of consequence, consistency, value, and varietal expression. This 2011 Chardonnay features aromas and flavors of baked apples and pears. A broadened mouthfeel and yummy minerality combine with layers of vanilla, toast, and nutmeg, making it a splendid choice with full-flavored seafood and shellfish, as well as many veal and pork entrées.
On the palate, this lush and textured wine expresses dense dark-berry flavors, spice and espresso, with well-developed acidity and a lingering finish. A great match to red meat.
Meritage is the name given to red and white wines made in America from a blend of the classic Bordeaux wine-grape varieties. A blend of 87% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon, this delight is a perfect complement to dishes like bold, zesty Italian ragout and grilled fennel Italian sausage, as well as other red meat favorites like prime rib. A dry mouthfeel and concentrated fruit show signs that this wine will further develop over the next 5 to 10 years.
This enchanting Napa Valley red blend is dark and seemingly ominous in color. While on the palate, it bursts juicy red fruits with a slightly sweet and sensuous body with a hint of dark espresso chocolate. It's a good kind of hex.
The 2012 Reserve Chardonnay is a classic Chardonnay, full of expressive aromas and flavors. Scents of butter toffee and vanilla, followed by exotic notes of spice and melon, swirl in the glass leading to concentrated flavors of tropical fruit with hints of butterscotch, vanilla and ripe apple. Seafood, poultry and white meats make an ideal accompaniment.
Floral notes, not unlike acacia with a tinge of honey. Crisp with fresh apple flavors and a hint of lemon. Serve chilled. “veen-yuh-RAWN deh tehr seh-CREHT ki pree-SAY may-COHN vee-LAJ”
This lovely wine opens with a very mild apple-like bouquet with a hint of lemon zest. Flavors feature a combination of pear and tangerine with a hint of honey, green melon, crisp apple and lime, a profile that makes it a delicious match for richer salads that include fish or meat, or a dish like seared tuna with mango salsa or lemon chutney.
Sauvignon Blanc is New Zealand’s most widely planted varietal. One sip of this sumptuous wine will tell you why. Lovely and ripe, the nose shows fragrant aromas of peach, citrus and tropical fruit with gentle herbaceous notes. It has the brightness, breadth and acidity to pair with crab, lobster, oysters, and other shellfish as well as light, flaky fish and salads.
This classic blend is from Entre Deux Mers, a sub-region of Bordeaux best known for its dry white wines. This gem features a combination of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and a small amount of Muscadelle (which adds a flowery/spicy note) resulting in a bright, refreshing wine with notes of zesty citrus, spring meadow, almond, spice and a hint of vanilla. It nicely pairs with freshly shucked oysters with a squeeze of lemon; sashimi or pan-fried sole or trout; or even salads.
Here’s a delicious, sophisticated wine produced by a renowned Yountville vintner that pairs nicely with seafood, from shrimp and scallops to oily smoked fish like salmon and mackerel, as well as lighter flavored meats like pork and chicken. Distinct aromas of pear, Meyer lemon and honeysuckle, lead to delicate flavors of lime, white grapefruit, honeydew and baked apple.
Here is an excellent wine for any roasted meat, or on its own when sharing the company of good friends. The wine’s power and structured tannins are perfect for the typical cuisine of northern Spain, which is heavy on the meat, whether grilled, stewed or roasted. Agent for Change Wines is a portfolio of wines produced to create awareness and raise funds for worthy causes.