Block 57 Descriptions and Wine Pairings
2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa County
Cabernet is King in Napa Valley -And this delicious wine exemplifies why.
A delicate wine packed with aromas of blackberry and raspberry that anticipate the lavish flavors echoed within, framed by lush cassis, plum, sour cherry and sweet vanilla. Beautifully proportioned with polished tannins and a lingering, very-berry finish.
Share this fruit-forward Napa County Cabernet at your next dinner party accompanied by prime rib and rosemary mashed potatoes.
A definite crowd pleaser, it also makes a perfect gift for red wine lovers.
Grilled items: Lamb loin chops, rib eye steak, marinated eggplant
Slow-cooked dishes : Beef Bourguignon, lamb stew, beef short ribs
Roasted meats : Beef tenderloin smothered in mushrooms, prime rib, pot roast
About the Appellation
The Napa Valley
This small world-famous region, about an hour north of San Francisco, produces only 4% of California’s wine.
The Mediterranean climate and low fertility, well-drained soils allow this narrow corridor to grow a great number of varieties with remarkable success.
The combination of warm, sunny days and cool, foggy nights gradually brings the grapes to full maturity while retaining vibrant acidity.
2012 Fusion Red, California
Ripe, sweet fruit and smooth, round flavors.
Rich and lush on the palate with a lingering silky finish.
Our California Fusion Red is always a great partner for grilled burgers or sausage.
On family video night, this is the go-to wine for your favorite pizza.
Rhone Valley style varietal Red Wine Blend
84% Syrah, 12% Carignane, 2% Merlot, 2% Red Wine Varietals
Grilled Foods: Pork or Chicken Sausage, Blue Cheese Burgers
Tomato-based dishes: Spaghetti & Meatballs or Lasagna
Slow-cooked dishes: Lamb Stew or Chicken Gumbo
2012 Chardonnay, Sonoma County
Barrel Fermented Reserve.
Rich, full and creamy, the bright tropical aroma of pineapple and banana spills out of the glass, beautifully integrated with Honeycrisp apple, fresh pear, warm clove creme brulee and toasty oak.
Full on the palate, the plush, round flavors echo the aroma elaborated by ripe melon, lemon curd, fresh cream and toffee. Refreshing, lemon-cream finish.
Tuck this in your picnic basket for the next outdoor concert to complement creamy Saint Andre cheese, thinly sliced prosciutto and fresh bread.
This rich, luscious Chardonnay is the perfect gift for that person who seems to have it all.
Seafood: Grilled Mahi Mahi, smoked salmon, grilled prawns, lobster salad
Poultry & Meats: Smoked turkey, roast chicken, roast pork loin, sautéed veal chop with Chardonnay reduction
Pasta Dishes: Alfredo, Pasta Carbonara, pasta primavera, cream and lemon-based pastas
Vegetables: Vegetable frittata, mushroom and cheese tart, grilled eggplant, smoked mozzarella
2011 Petite Sirah, Napa Valley
Deep & rich in color with soft tannins. Fresh aromas of figs and light spices greet the senses, while dark fruit flavors are enhanced by note of plum, toasty oak and a hint of hazelnuts on the palate.
Don’t be afraid to cellar this wine for a few months before enjoying, the extra time will allow the bright acidity to integrate with the fruit & oak characters.
Entertaining friends? Impress their palates with this less common varietal.
Open for a quiet night in when you get to linger over dinner and conversation.
Slow-cooked dish: Pork Tenderloin or Short Rips
Grilled Meats: T-Bone or Rib-Eye Steak or a fine juicy burger
Pasta Dishes: Pasta Puttanesca with lots of bold olive, caper and tomato flavors.
2011 Sonoma Meritage - Double Gold Medal Winner
Our winemaker artfully crafted this blend to maximize complexity and bring the interplay of varietal flavors into perfect harmony.
Full and lush on the palate, with fine grained, well-integrated tannins, this Meritage weaves together a rich and complex array of
cherry, green herbs, tobacco, and toasty oak, with just a touch of cedar and spice. Plush, fruit-infused finish.
Grilled meats: Ribeye steak, lamb chops, veal chops, meaty Portobello mushrooms
Roasted meats: Beef, leg of lamb, marinated pork loin
Slow-cooked dishes: Oxtail risotto, beef short ribs, lamb stew, pulled pork
2012 Pinot Grigio, Sonoma County Reserve
Refreshing and full of citrus flavors with hints of pineapple & guava.
Clean, crisp finish with refreshing acidity which supports wonderful food pairing.
This is your go-to wine for a crab feed: Fresh, cracked crab, sourdough bread and a crisp green salad with a glass of our Private Reserve Pinot Grigio.
With its lively acidity, this wine is versatile enough to stand up to just about any cheese at your next wine and cheese-pairing party.
Seafood: Grilled halibut, fish and chips, Cioppino, garlic shrimp
Asian dishes: Sushi, Thai cuisine, spicy vegetable stir fry
Vegetable dishes: Salad Niçoise, green bean and feta salad