2014 Merlot: When the grape arrived in California in the mid-nineteenth century, instead of being blended with Cabernet Sauvignon, American winemakers began making wines using 100% Merlot. The grape grew well and is known for the softness of its fruit and the low tannin levels. 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.
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!
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon: In the seventeenth century in southwestern France, an accidental breeding occurred between a red Cabernet Franc grape plant and a white Sauvignon Blanc grape plant and thus was born the most popular grape among American wine drinkers: Cabernet Sauvignon.
The beauty of a good Cab Sauv (and ours is good!) is that it pairs with everything from your fancy braised beef or venison all the way to your favorite grilled burger. Throw in a little eggplant or lentils and you can please any picky eater with this delicious wine.
1/4 Case (3 bottles) – 10% Discount
1/2 Case (6 bottles) – 15% Discount
Full Case (12 bottles) – 20% Discount