Spring Holiday Tasting Notes
Whoever you're celebrating with, holiday meals deserve special wines. Here are our picks for a festive Passover or Easter.
Brisket's Best Friend
Grandma's brisket recipe deserves Lawrence Estate Wine Gard 'The Don' Red Blend 2015 ($26). With aromas of blackberry, black currant, plums, spice, and pink flowers, the wine is vibrant, silky, and balanced on the palate. The finish is long with soft but present tannins. We also have several Kosher selections available at our wine shop.
In Like A Lamb
If you're serving roast leg of lamb, a robust Rioja is a perfect choice. Usoa de Bagordi Rioja Riserva 2008 ($24), a blend of Tempranillo and Graciano, estate-produced from organically grown grapes is full and flavorful, with notes of dark berries and plums, ground coffee, leather, powder, and smooth tannins.
Go Ham On It
We recommend a jammy Beaujolais with a hint of spice, Clos de la Roilette Fleurie Vendange Tardive 2018 ($30.50), to pair with your Easter ham. Sourced from 90 year old vines in the Beaujolais village of Fleurie, this wine is juicy, yet elegant with brambly red and black fruits. The mouthfeel is silky with subtle notes of smoke and exotic spice.
A Good Egg
What's more festive than a pink sparkler to complement the pastel theme of your Easter brunch. Pares Balta Cava Pink Brut NV ($20.50), made by a renowned woman winemaker, is fresh and floral with pronounced strawberry and raspberry notes on the nose