YOU SAMPLED a Medium red from

Estola 12 Meses Tempranillo

One year in oak yields an elegant aroma of vanilla amongst a bushel of red fruits. A paradox of a wine in that you can drink it with ease lest you get caught up in the myriad of scents and flavors!

 

PERFECT WITH

manchego cheese, simple pastas, crusty bread and olive oil

YOU SAMPLED an Al Fresco red from

Domaine Lorieux Tuffeaux Cabernet Franc

Named after the soft yellow-colored stones that dominate the central Loire Valley and vineyards. The wine is firm and still young but softens in the glass into delicious flavors of ripe, perfumed black fruits and juicy acidity. Bright, grapey fruit aromas that mix with a touch of earth.

 

PERFECT WITH

Unagi nigiri, ham and pineapple, grilled teriyaki salmon.

YOU SAMPLED a Medium red from

Château Hourbanon Bordeaux

Dark and brooding with black plum, black cherry and tight tannins, the wine is still young and will soften in time.

 

PERFECT WITH

BBQ ribs (or BBQ anything), filet mignon, bacon & eggs.

YOU SAMPLED an Al Fresco red from

Terres d’Alice Beaujolais

Named after Pierre Andre’s Great Aunt Alice, this beaujolais village is just like the late Matriarch - fun, flirty, easy going and appreciated by everyone. Fruity on the nose and palate, this gamay has a touch more weight thanks to some fruit sourcing from cru Brouilly. The nose is all creamed berries and bramble that translates to flavors of baked cherry pie, super ripe strawberries, sweet herb tea and enough spice and grip to let you know it’s French. Pro Tip: put a slight chill on this one before drinking.

 

PERFECT WITH

White meat turkey, Shakshuka, fish, walks around the neighborhood to get a break from family

YOU SAMPLED an Al Fresco red from

Le Petit Côt

Malbec with only 3 days of extraction! The result is a grape-y, fruity, light bodied elegant wine loaded with berry flavors and a silky mouthfeel.

 

PERFECT WITH

Margherita pizza, caprese salad, pad kee mow, musubi.

YOU SAMPLED an Al Fresco white from

Le P’tit Coup

Beautiful pink color with garnet reflections, brilliant and crystalline. Fine and delicate nose reminiscent of red fruits. The aromatic mouth, full, opens out with finesse and balance. Red raspberry, strawberry and melon dominate the fruit flavors.

 

PERFECT WITH

Chicken apple sausage, delicate tea time sandwiches, grilled ham & cheese.

YOU SAMPLED a Medium white from

Colli Bolognese Pignoletto

Made from the native Italian grape Pignoletto, this fresh wine drinks with big Yellow Delicious apple notes and hints of pomegranate, hazelnut and almond. Dry, crisp and weighty enough to enjoy with food.

 

PERFECT WITH

Tuna tartare, mac n’ cheese, pasta with pesto

YOU SAMPLED an Al Fresco white from

Estola Verdejo

A tropical fruit basket of pineapple, ripe melon and a touch of banana. All these flavors translate to the palate but remain as refreshing as a fruity, dry white tea.

 

PERFECT WITH

fish, crab, oysters, sushi

YOU SAMPLED a Medium white from

Castillo de Benizar Semi-Dulce

A fresh and fruity wine made from Airén. By halting fermentation of the wine earlier than normal they were able to achieve a semi-sweet wine with good acidity, akin to the still moscato wines of Italy. Aromas of pear and banana greet you in the glass before a white-plum note and crisp Asian pear flavors round out the palate.

 

PERFECT WITH

Spicy Thai food, poké, apple pie, salty potato chips