Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Moonlight Becomes You (With Frontera Moonlight Wine)

By Joy Neighbors

There’s something about wine and moonlight. Now, Frontera has combined the two to create an intriguing wine for after-hours.

Concha y Toro Winery
Concha y Toro
Established in 1883, Concha y Toro is the number one wine producer and exporter in Chile. The winery offers Fine, Premium and Varietal wines, and holds tours and tastings seven days a week. The facility is also home to a wine shop and a wine bar with light meal offerings. With eight wine brands in their portfolio, the Frontera label has again been highlighted as the most sold Chilean wine brand in the world, with a presence in more than 120 countries. The company owns over 26-thousand acres of prime vineyards in Chile, Argentina, and the United States.

Frontera Moonlight White Blend
With a golden hue that is reminiscent of a reflection of moonlight, the nose opens up to floral notes and a hint of butterscotch.  The palate is bright and fresh with a flavor profile fruit-forward on peach and apricot before ending with a touch of cherry on the tongue and a lingering pineapple finish.

The Night Harvested Blends are, as the name indicates, picked during the nighttime hours when the temperatures are cooler and the flavors will be more robust.

Pair this wine with appetizers, salty nuts and cheeses, and light entrees like roasted chicken and pork. And don’t forget to enjoy a glass after dark in the whirlpool or on a long evening walk in the country - just let the Moonlight lead you to adventure …

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

True Myth – Truly Delicious

By Joy Neighbors

With autumn comes our desire for heavier meals and wines with more structure. True Myth offers two wines that can make those earthy, substantial meals sing.

TrueMyth is part of the Niven family legacy located in Edna Valley in Paso Robles region of central California.

Paragon Vineyard
The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are grown in the warmer Paso Robles region and showcase the diversity of San Luis Obispo County.

The Niven family owns and farms 50% of all Chardonnay grown in Edna Valley. Paragon Vineyard was established in 1973, and is home to the oldest continually producing Chardonnay vines in the region. This vineyard has been producing for more than 40 years.

True Myth Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Earthy berry aromas tempt you to take a sip, which leads to the full flavors of blackberries, cherries, and cola with a hint of cocoa. Hints of cedar and smoke linger in the mouth – a perfect autumn wine. This full-bodied Cab pairs well with steak, meaty ribs, or venison. Suggested retail - $24

True Myth Chardonnay 2014
This classic Chard opens with apricot and peach on the nose. The wine is well-balanced, and crisp. Tropical fruit and a hint of vanilla tease the palate while the finish is reminiscent of salted caramel. Serve with roasted chicken or grilled fish. Suggested retail - $18