2010 Cabernet Franc: A varietal when married with Sauvignon Blanc gave birth to Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc tends to be less acidic than Cabernet Sauvignon with notes of fruit and spices. Cabernet Franc can pair with a wide variety of foods due to its natural high acidity and slightly reduced tannin (the astringent quality in red wine). Higher acidity makes it possible to pair with tomato-based dishes, vinegar-based sauces or rich veggies like lentils. You can also match it with real herbs in your dish such as oregano, thyme, rosemary, sage, coriander, red pepper flakes, and black Pepper.
Meat pairings – roasted pork, beef burgers or stew, meatballs in tomato sauce, or even turkey with cranberries
Cheese pairings – Camembert or Feta
Vegetable pairings – back lentils, red beans, pinto beans, roasted red peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, eggplant, spinach
2010 Merlot: A red wine grape that is used as both a blending grape and for varietal wines. Our Merlot is medium bodied with hints of berry, plum, and currant. Our Merlot pairs well with richly sauced dishes such as steak (or even fish) in a red wine sauce or with casseroles, where a more powerfully tannic wine would be overwhelming. It’s also a good wine to use cooking, making a rich base for red wine sauces.
Good Merlot accompaniments for main dishes are caramelized roast veggies especially those with a touch of sweetness, such as roast squash, red peppers and beets, and fried or grilled mushrooms.
Sisyphus is a blended red wine that contains only those varieties that are authorized for use in the red wines of the Bordeaux region of France. A typical Bordeaux Blend will have Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot as the primary grape. Our Red Table Wine is composed of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
Chocolate is the confectionery match to wine. Perhaps this is because the process of making chocolate is very similar. Both cocoa beans & wine are fermented with the same type of yeast. No wonder so many are wine and chocolate lovers!
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