YOU SAMPLED an Al Fresco white from

Domaine d’Escausses Gaillac Blanc

Green guava and sour apple candy aromas open this tart, light and zippy refresher with tons of white peach flavors and a creamy yet crisp finish. A blend of local grapes Muscadelle, Loin de l’œil and Sauvignon the wine is a perfect organic refresher.

 

PERFECT WITH

Fresh strawberries, seafood boils, grilled fish, Fresh. Ripe. Strawberries.

YOU SAMPLED a Medium red from

Château Bardins Pessac-Leognan

A very attractive vintage for wines from Graves, 2014 produced wines with Big fruit and firm tannins. Big black plum and cassis with baked raspberry, blackberry sorbet and a clean, precise finish with just enough grip. Also, currently the only certified Organic winery in Pessac-Leognan.

 

PERFECT WITH

Prime rib, cold cuts, strong cheeses, braised lamb

YOU SAMPLED an Al Fresco white from

Château Suau Bordeaux Blanc

Brilliant and bright with notes of fresh apricots, rainier cherries, freshly chopped Serrano chiles and a hint of lychee. Refreshing and brisk, this blend of Semillon, Sauvignon blanc and Muscadelle from Bordeaux’s Cadillac zone is lively and oh-so-easy to enjoy.

 

PERFECT WITH

Baguette and goat cheese, oysters, mussels in garlic, tinned seafood

YOU SAMPLED a Medium white from

Domaine Meix Guillaume Rully

Another big, rich Burgundy from one of our favorite lady winemakers. Fresh lemons with toasted nuts greet you in the glass before honeyed citrus fruits, new oak and a lingering creamines take over with great texture.

 

PERFECT WITH

Rotisserie chicken, Mushrooms in butter, movie theatre popcorn, seafood bisque

YOU SAMPLED a Bold red from

Domaine Capmartin Cuvée du Couvent

Dense tannins, powerful black fruits and very fine acidity. Almost black in color, the wine is graceful amongst its power. Aged for over 20 months, including 12 in barrels, the wine is ready to be enjoyed as soon as the winery releases it, with an additional few years of aging potential for those with patience. Notes of roasted nuts, toast and coffee mingle with candied black fruits and a seemingly melted oak flavor. Yum.

 

PERFECT WITH

Roquefort cheese, Foie gras torchon, sausages, mushroom toast

YOU SAMPLED a Bold red from

Tenuta Morinello La Pieve Chianti

In order to preserve the quality of the fruit picked, this Sangiovese based wine is vinified in concrete and aged in oak for a little over six months. The result is an intense ruby colored Chianti drinking with prominent dusty cherry and fresh blackberry fruit with underlying hints of brambly forest floor and a clean, clear finish.

 

PERFECT WITH

Tomato Sauce - pasta or pizza, Asiago crisps, sliced Prosciutto

YOU SAMPLED a Medium white from

Pierre-Henri Ginglinger Riesling

Dry, tart, floral, fruity...and amazing. Citrus and green apples on the nose. Key lime, kumquat blossom and fresh nectarine flavors along with a slight pith-y note bring the balance.

 

PERFECT WITH

Cheese plates, charcuterie plates, simply seasoned shrimp, Moulles et Frites

YOU SAMPLED an Al Fresco rosé from

Les Hautes Terres Bandol Rosé

The heavy presence of Mourvédre in this blend makes for a strong character in a light wine. Intense fruit and floral notes of stargazer lily and fresh cut strawberry are almost concentrated in nature. Following the initial outburst of scents come notes of peach, pomegranate and delicate spice notes to balance out the wine.

 

PERFECT WITH

Smoked salmon, Arrabiata pasta, bruschetta, charcuterie

YOU SAMPLED an Al Fresco white from

Clisson Muscadet

Super high quality Muscadet, a wine typically reserved for plastic cups and trips to the beach (which this would still completely be perfect for, btw.) Textured and rich from whole cluster pressing with fragrant almond flower and quince notes on first sniff. The mouthfeel is accentuated by flavors of sugar torched grapefruit, ripe lemon curd, fresh lemon oil and a distinctive chalky minerality that lengthens the finish. A real treat for a Muscadet .

 

PERFECT WITH

Oysters, Shrimp cocktail, zesty vinaigrette salads, Moules et Frites