Three wine choices for three courses

First /Fish course

Baron Herzog Chenin Blanc – $7.99

A perennial favorite “under the radar” wine.  The grapes are sourced from Clarksburg one of the premier areas to grow Chenin Blanc, and for good reason, with overtones of melon, and pineapple, with hints of peach this wine is a true delight.  At 7.99 per bottle it is one of the best wine values at any price point.

La Vie Blanc du Castel – $20.99

Since this wine has come on the scene it has gained an impressive and faithful following.  Produced by the world-famous Castel winery, this wine lives up to the high standards of its namesake.  With a touch of citrus and some mineral overtones, excellent balance and impressive layering this wine is true delight to drink.

Flam Camellia – $39.99

This is a wine that was just released in July, the fine balance presents a that has the freshness and elegant style characteristic of the Flam wine family. With nuances of vanilla and a grassy lemony overtone. Perfectly balanced and multi layered even the most discriminating wine aficionado will be impressed.

Second/Meat/Poultry course

Carmel Private Collection Cabernet-Merlot Winemakers Blend – $11.99

An underrated wine to say the least, when the owners of Carmel realize what they’ve got, they’re sure to raise the price! 50% Cabernet and 50% Merlot, It has fragrant aromas of blackberry and plum, with hints of spices and a long lingering finish. 

Chateau de By Medoc ’16 – $24.99

The “little brother” of Rollan De By, lives up to it’s auspicious family name, 66% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% cabernet Franc, a classic Bordeaux blend, opens with dark chocolate, coffee and leather, has nuances of dark berries, with a jammy texture, at 24.99 it’s a great value that you’ll come back to time and again. 

Psagot Edom Red – $32.99

Produced by the Psagot winery in Binyamina, Yakov Berg has produced a winner. Produced with Merlot, Cabernet, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Psagot Edom displays intense black fruit aromas on a mineral backbone, and has superb balance with a long and memorable finish. This wine pairs superbly, with both meat and chicken. 

Dessert course

Kedem N.Y.S. Port Wine – $12.99 

Believe it or not, a wine that does well with almost any dessert, whether it is chocolate cake or just fruit, you won’t be disappointed, especially with the price at 12.99.

Herzog Late Harvest Chenin Blanc Clarksburg – $18.99

The grapes for this wine were harvested from the Ehrhardt block of the Herzog Vineyard, two acers of the finest Late Harvest Chenin Blanc growing area.  This wine displays mouthwatering honey and apricot aromas and is perfectly balanced. Since the wine is naturally quite sweet, it is best enjoyed with full flavored desserts, pate’, and fresh fruit, or as an aperitif. 

Zion Miharmartif- Antique Red Sweet Wine – $95.99

The most expensive wine on this list, this wine is truly for a special time such as Rosh Hashana and Succas.  Aged for 32 years in large oak barrels, it is exquisite.  With a  classic Port finish, berry and chocolate, raspberry and cinnamon flavors, you’ll savor every sip. Naturally at these strata these wines are in limited supply, 95.99 per bottle.

Wine Pairing

BerriesBrut Sparkling Wines, Demi-sec Sparkling Wines, Late-Harvest Riesling, Muscat, Zinfandel
BurgersCabernet Sauvignon (medium-bodied), Merlot, Zinfandel
ChickenChardonnay, Vin Gris, Riesling, Merlot, Beaujolais, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Noir (medium-bodied), Cabernet Sauvignon (medium-bodied)
ChineseDry Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Brut Sparkling
ChocolatesBlack Muscat, Cabernet Sauvignon, Port
Cold Meats Vin Gris, Riesling, Beaujolais, Barbera
DuckPinot Noir, Merlot, Zinfandel
Fresh FruitLate-Harvest Chenin Blanc, Riesling, GewC, Muscat
Lamb Meritage, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir
Pasta SaladsSC)millon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, DryRiesling
SteaksCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Meritage, Syrah
ThaiChenin Blanc, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Sparkling Wine
Tomato-based Pastas Merlot, Sangiovese, Zinfandel
TurkeyMerlot, Zinfandel, Chardonnay
Veal Chardonnay, Merlot

By Varietal (Reds)

BarberaCold meats, pasta with tomato sauce, pasta with vegetables, pizza, burgers, veal
Cabernet Sauvignon Chicken, steak, duck, lamb, venison, burgers, hard aged cheese, chocolate, fresh fruits
ChiantiPasta with tomato sauce, pizza, tomato-based sauces and foods
MerlotChicken, steak, turkey, tuna, duck, lamb, veal, Asian food
Pinot Noir Salmon, tuna, chicken, duck, lamb, venison, pate, hard aged cheese
PortChocolates, rich desserts
SangiovesePizza, tomato-based dishes
Syrah/Shiraz Steak, venison, burgers, chocolate
Zinfandel Chicken, steak, turkey, duck, lamb, burgers, tomato-based dishes, venison, pizza, hard aged cheeses

By Varietal (Whites)

Chardonnay White fish, tuna, pasta with cream sauce, chicken, turkey, veal
Chenin Blanc Chicken, pasta salad, spicy Chinese and Thai food, hard aged cheeses
ColombardWhite fish, pasta
GewurztraminerThai food, pate, smoked herring, fresh fruit, tarts, hard aged cheeses
Muscat Custards, pates, light cakes, fresh fruits
Pinot Grigio Spicy foods, fresh fruits and cheeses
Riesling – Dry Chicken, white fish, smoked herring, pasta salad,patC), spicy Asian and Mexican food
Riesling – Late Harvest (Dessert) Desserts, fresh fruits, light pies and tarts
Riesling – Semi-Dry Chicken, sushi, cold meats, pate, spicy foods
Sauvignon Blanc Salmon, tuna, red snapper, pate, fresh cheeses

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