A terrific wine with a crisp, fresh mouth-feel offering flavors of fresh citrus, white peach and herbal notes. Delicious as an aperitif, but the wine’s complexity and verve make it a great match with seafood, from shrimp and scallops to oily smoked fish like salmon and mackerel.
A rich, ripe flavorful Chardonnay from Sonoma County featuring a wonderfully round mouthfeel and a delightfully fruity palate with hints of butter and oak. Crisp enough to pair with crustaceans like shrimp and lobsters, the wine will really shine when put alongside a simple white fish dressed in butter and lemon.
Grapes for this little treasure come from a long ago abandoned North Coast “ghost” vineyard rediscovered 15 years ago surrounding the grounds of an old brick kiln used back in the 19th Century. Its classic Merlot aromas of ripe plum and red cherry, flavors of lush red fruit, wonderful structure and rich, ripe tannins make it a nice pairing with milder meats, mushroom dishes and soft cheeses.
As the name says, this is a wine big on flavor and bold, with ripe flavors floating over a fine structure of natural fruit acidity. If you haven’t already tried it, there’s no better time than now. The Geja’s Big Bold Red is a feisty, impudent red with prominent, aggressive tannins that are fresh and forward. This is one wine you can enjoy every day of the week at a price that’s hard to beat.
This classic California Chardonnay has delicious flavors of apple, nectarine and melon. A hint of toasty oak and vanilla adds depth and complexity, while a touch of acidity balances this refreshing wine that goes great with grilled or steamed seafood, especially shellfish.
Enticing scents swirl in the glass, leading to distinctive flavors of melon, lemon zest and fig in this classic California Sauvignon Blanc. This brisk white wine pairs nicely with crab, lobster and other crustaceans; oysters, mussels and other shellfish; light, flaky fish; and salads.
Here’s a luscious North Coast wine from one of our favorite California vintners. As one approaches the glass, fragrant aromas of deep black currant and dried cherry fruit swirl in the air. A first sip reveals flavors of dark fruits, cassis and blackberry with hints of cedar and leather. What nicer way to bring out the best in your favorite beef, lamb, game and even pork dishes?
Both Zinfandel and Merlot are popular grapes on their own and this combination with Syrah proves that the sum can be greater than its parts. Concentrated blackberry and cherry aromas are joined by notes of black currant, plum, spice and violet. Fruit forward flavors are accented with a touch of sweet tobacco and spice. A smooth texture and ripe tannins make this wine very food friendly.
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Crisp flavors of grapefruit and green apple with notes of ripe fig are the most distinguishing charatceristics this fruit-forward, award-winning selection. Produced from a vineyard established more than 100 years ago by descendants of European winemakers, its grapes provide a marvelous complexity and balance. The winemaker recommends serving this delicate treat with grilled or sautéed seafood in a butter or cream sauce. And, it brings out the best in veggie dishes like spinach and cheese-stuffed pasta shells.
La Petite Tour wines were introduced more than 30 years ago. This blend of white grapes has remained the familys favorite. It was only made in small lots for their own table, until now. Exclusive to Wine Insiders, it is a delicately aromatic, medium-bodied wine with flavors of ripe pear and surprisingly bright citrus notes. And, it’s a versatile food wine, that pairs well with fish, grilled chicken or vegetables.
Here’s a versatile wine that complements most meat dishes. Bold enough to stand up to barbecued foods yet is a good choice with mild to medium cheese dishes. A medium-bodied yet stylish Merlot with rich aromas and flavors of blackberry, plum and currant, showing subtle hints of herbs. Created by one of California’s most revered winemaking teams and one of our favorite Central Coast wineries.