Originated in Bordeaux Region of Medic in France. When a pest, phylloxera, destroyed all Carmenere vines, they were shipped to Chile. Chile is now the home of the Carmenere cultivar and is their signature varietal. Carmenere exhibits a profile full of fragrant rosemary, sage, tobacco, dark chocolate, espresso, cherry and blackberries. Carmenere is a versatile wine when it comes to food pairings; olives, mushrooms, sweet potatoes, beef, lamb, pork, and fatty cheeses.
A red wine that has been aged for over a year and is a meritage of favors. It is won an award in the 2014 Finger lake competition. Chaos has notes of cherries and blackberries. drink by itself or paired with cheeses, pizza or dessert.
Has found fame and glory in the sun-drenched climate of Argentina. Malbec is a wine that is usually used for blending, but it by itself is delicious as well. Malbec is characterized by a light purple color and is very fragrant and flavorful. Malbec’s profile consists of ripe jammy flavors of plums, black cherries and blackberries. It also has flavors of tobacco, and varied spices. Malbec pairs well with red meat, food with spices, and mushrooms.
Is grown in small quantities and is a stubborn grape to grow. The work put into growing Pinot is definitely worth it. Pinot Noir makes flavorful fruit forward medium bodied wine. Pinot Noir’s flavor profile is a medley of strawberry, cherry, blackberry and raspberry. It marries well with wild game, cheeses, beef, bacon, pork and chocolate.
Is a blend of Carmenere and Zinfandel with notes of cherries that are sweet and spicy with a fiery kick at the finish. Pair with pizza, pasta, cheese and dessert.
Is a blend of Carmenere, Petit Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Medium with robust fruit forward from Carmenere, spicy from the Petit Sirah and blackberries from Cabernet Sauvignon. Try with pasta with red sauce, pizza, cheeses and steaks.
Is 75% Muscat and 25% Zinfandel. This is L'uva Bella blend of grapes that many Italian immigrants blended together and became known as Dago Red. This wine leaves a slightly sweet taste that blends well with meats, cheeses and of course a dish of pasta.
This German born grape has a full body that characterizes fresh fruit and spices. Riesling grapes originate from the Rhein and Mosel Valley in Germany. There they gained a large popularity. This wine can be produced in multiply styles ranging from dry to sweet and light to full bodied. Riesling is a highly aromatic wine that has scents of pears, apples, peaches and undertones of honey and spice. Riesling pairs well with spicy food, shellfish, pork, and summer salads.
Related to the Pinot Noir cultivar. It is usually harvested earlier so it has crisp-tart characteristics when fermented and made into wine. Pinot Noir profile engulfs flavors of pears, melon and citrus fruit. Pinot Grigio pairs well with pasta with pesto or cream sauce, cheese, butter, seafood ravioli, trout, salmon, and veal scaloppini.