Brave the deck on a crisp Sunday afternoon sipping our sweet spicy DCMC. Our new blend loves grilled dishes, as the charred nature of the meat mirrors the edge of the tannin in the wine. If you serve this wine with a pepper crusted grilled tuna steak, swordfish or shark the pairing would be spectacular…and for vegetables, fear not, it pairs well with bitter vegetables like eggplant, arugula or radicchio. As for cheese, the standard rule of ‘matching intensity’ does not apply; serve with mild to moderate cheeses. Serve slightly chilled at 60◦- 65◦ F.
Cabernet Sauvignon though often referred to as the “King of Red Wine Grapes,” is less than six hundred years old; a relative newcomer to the world of wine grapes. Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc are the parents of Cabernet Sauvignon. It is one of the world’s most widely planted red varietals.
Chambourcin is a French-American hybrid grape of uncertain parentage. The grape has only been available since 1963. Proper ageing to add maturity brings a BIG jammy fruit up front, low acidity, and soft tannins.
Chardonel is a late ripening white wine distinguished by superior wine quality. It has interesting parentage with the French American hybrid Seyval and the classic vitis vinifere Chardonnay. Toasty creamy aromas and flavors, perhaps a hint of hazelnut nougat with a delicate spice finish. Charming!
Petit Verdot is a very old grape with records dating back as early as the late 16th and early 17th centuries; though its origins are not completely resolved. Dark ruby crimson, fragrant aroma of cigars, leather and smoke, full-bodied, rich velvety tannins, dense dark fruit, hints of violets and a spicy white pepper finish.