Nic’s Pick’s – Wine.Pairing. & Stuff

BLOG Jul 18, 2015 No Comments

Fun Wines to try this Week: Well there is always a great line up to try at The Dregs from week to week, but I thought I’d showcase 2-3 that you don’t want to miss especially since it’s our 1 Year Anniversary Sale and you can take these wines home at 30% to 50% off!

2009 Ronco Severo, Pinot Grigio

2009 Ronco Severo, Pinot Grigio

First up 2009 Ronco Severo, Pinot Grigio, most would think this would be a white wine, and you would be correct in thinking so, but this wines is burnt caramel orange in color and drinks like a red at 14.5 AC by volume. Smokey, with a baked Orange peel on the nose, nice full mouth feel, burnt sugar before smooth caramel characteristis. Great wine to enjoy chilled, but take your time and let this one come to temp, you may second guess this one for a light red.

What would I pair this with?

A: Pinot Grigio and painting, yes I said painting, a tedious task that whether you are drinking chilled or next sip is warm, I promise you will be glad you did.

2012 Erbaluce

2012 Erbaluce

2012 Erbaluce, this one I had to take my time with, research and get to know, and I hope that you would buy a bottle and do the same, very limited to what we have on our racks, but this wine is sure to please. It’s everything that I love about white wines, it has body like a great Viognier, it has a nice well rounded mouthfeel like and perfectly balanced not too buttery, not too oakey Chardonnay, and just enough crispness as a citrus driven Sauvignon Blanc. Although this wine is a varietal all of its own it has definitely become a new favorite.

What would I pair this with?

A: A good friend and another bottle of the same.

2009 le Claux Delorme

2009 le Claux Delorme

Dont miss this next fun blend, 2009 le Claux Delorme. 40% Gamay, 30% Malbec, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Pinot Noir, these varietals compliment eachother well in this soft red wine. Cocoa, sunkissed blackberries, and dusty warm cherries on the nose, reaffirming characteristics on the pallete, building to an optimal finish with moderate hang time. Soft tannins, and mild to lower acid for easy drinking.

What would I pair this with?

A: First warm rain, with lunch on the patio.

Nicole Blankenship