Sommelier Speak

Menu: Braised beef jardiniere and duchess potatoes is a rich and hearty dish. It can be compared to a beef stew with the kind of style that it use. The duchess potatoes can be compared to mashed potatoes but much lighter and airy feel to it.

Wine: Red wines would pair well with this dish. Three wines that might go well with this dish are Finca El origen malbec from argentina, Pascual Toso malbec from argentina and 14 Hands winery cabernet sauvignon from columbia valley.

Description: 14 Hands winery cabernet sauvignon is 2015 vintage. This wine from from Washington state from Columbia Valley. This wine has different wines that they blend together, 89% cabernet sauvignon, 6% merlot, 2% syrah and 2% of other varieties. Some of the wine tasting notes are the appearance is clean, it has a rudy color to it, it has a hint of coffee, cherries and black current notes to it.

Columbia Valley is the biggest wine region is Washington state. This states receives about 300 days of sunshine compare to Napa Valley, which only gets 260 day in a year. Columbia Valley AVA was establish is 1984 and also is located on the eastern side of Washington state and small part of Oregon. This region contain 50,316 acres of vineyard representing 99% of Washington wine country. The annual rainfall is about 6-8 inches, that means that the soil is a dry soil.

This entry was posted in Team 4, Chrisitine G. and Zenas S.. Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Sommelier Speak

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *