Bacchus & Beery Wine Blog

Jun 172014
La Rochelle Chardonnay Dutton Ranch 2011, Morelli Lane Vineyard, Russian River Valley, CA, $65 (S) – Rating 91

A complex CharLa Rochelle Chardonnay Dutton Ranch 2011donnay offering both a lush mouth-feel and crisp food pairing acidity. Gentle aromas of red delicious apple, ripe pineapple and vanilla give way to flavors of red apple, pineapple and pear with hints of citrus, baking spice and creme brulee. A pleasant touch on Meyer lemon in the finish. Buy This Wine


Jun 172014
Wine Guerrilla Zinfandel Forchini Vineyards 2012Wine Guerrilla Zinfandel Forchini Vineyards 2012, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA, $91 (S) – Rating 91

100% Zinfandel from 100 year old vines, very small production of 100 cases. Aromas of blueberry, blackberry, black cherry and peppery spice. A round mouth-feel with defined tannins and balanced acidity. Robust flavors of blueberry, blackberry pie combined with an exciting rustic briariness. Notes of red licorice in the finish. Pair with spice rubbed brisket or ribs (no sauce)  Buy This Wine


Jun 172014
Bacigalupi Vineyard Rosé of Pinot Noir 2013Bacigalupi Vineyard Rosé of Pinot Noir 2013, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA, $30 – Rating 92

This wine just screams summer on the patio. A soft bouquet of ripe strawberry, wet stone and spice. A lush mouth-feel with crisp acidity offering flavors of strawberry, raspberry, ripe watermelon and brown spice. Notes of rhubarb in the very long finish. Plenty of body to pair with grilled chicken or salmon. Buy This Wine


Jun 172014
Alpha Omega Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2012Alpha Omega Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Napa Valley, CA, $38 (S) – Rating 92

A very pleasant bouquet featuring aromas of green apple, grapefruit, wet stone and spice. Lean on the palate with refreshingly crisp acidity. Integrated flavors of green apple, ruby red grapefruit and citrus complimented by hints of honeycomb, minerality and vanilla with notes of graham cracker in the finish. Buy This Wine

Jun 132014

Father’s Day Wine Pairing – This article originally appeared on the award winning site; Tasty Chomps from Orlando, FL. I was honored to contribute my personal suggestions for wine pairings.

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Father’s Day is soon approaching. If you haven’t picked out something special for good ol’ dad, don’t sweat it – we have a few recommendations to make this Father’s Day extra special. For those of you who were triumphant in braving the busy shops and malls to find that perfect gift, we’d like to remind you that no gift is perfect without wine. If you got him chocolate – get him wine! If you’re taking him out to dinner – get him wine! Is he receiving a beautiful white dress shirt? Again, get that man some wine, STAT.

After surveying a total of 81 dads across the nation and figuring out what they really want for Father’s Day, Roger Beery of Bacchus & Beery and I discussed which wines pair exquisitely with these suggestions. Continue reading »