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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Berries||Brut Sparkling Wines, Demi-sec Sparkling Wines, Late-Harvest Riesling, Muscat, Zinfandel|
|Burgers||Cabernet Sauvignon (medium-bodied), Merlot, Zinfandel|
|Chicken||Chardonnay, Vin Gris, Riesling, Merlot, Beaujolais, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Noir (medium-bodied), Cabernet Sauvignon (medium-bodied)|
|Chinese||Dry Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Brut Sparkling|
|Chocolates||Black Muscat, Cabernet Sauvignon, Port|
|Cold Meats||Vin Gris, Riesling, Beaujolais, Barbera|
|Duck||Pinot Noir, Merlot, Zinfandel|
|Fresh Fruit||Late-Harvest Chenin Blanc, Riesling, GewC, Muscat|
|Game Birds||PINOT NOIR|
|Lamb||Meritage, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir|
|Pasta Salads||SC)millon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, DryRiesling|
|Steaks||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Meritage, Syrah|
|Thai||Chenin Blanc, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Sparkling Wine|
|Tomato-based Pastas||Merlot, Sangiovese, Zinfandel|
|Turkey||Merlot, Zinfandel, Chardonnay|
By Varietal (Reds)
|Barbera||Cold 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|
|Chianti||Pasta with tomato sauce, pizza, tomato-based sauces and foods|
|Merlot||Chicken, steak, turkey, tuna, duck, lamb, veal, Asian food|
|Pinot Noir||Salmon, tuna, chicken, duck, lamb, venison, pate, hard aged cheese|
|Port||Chocolates, rich desserts
|Sangiovese||Pizza, 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
|Colombard||White fish, pasta
|Gewurztraminer||Thai 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