“Wine is meant to be with food – that’s the point of it.” – Julia Child
Our Wine Ambassador, Mary Jane Stolte, pulled three popular wine selections from the Saddles Wine List and paired them with items currently on the dinner menu. These Sonoma wines are perfect for the upcoming warmer weather, and the summer wine pairing selection below has something for everyone!
Benziger Paradiso de Maria Sauvignon Blanc
Aromas of ripe apricots and peaches emanate from the glass. Notes of honeysuckle, apple and citrus awaken the palate while its creamy, chalky minerality give the wine a round, pure finish. Overall a fresh, bright Sauvignon Blanc that is pleasing alone or married to edibles.
Tasting notes courtesy Benzinger website
A classic pairing with Sauvignon Blanc is goat cheese. The “Saddles Salad” on our menu is served with a generous portion of this creamy cheese. Also good with Sauvignon Blanc is seafood. Try oysters on the half shell or a simply grilled fish.
The nose begins with honey, ripe apple and peach. These characters continue into the mouth adding pear and black cherry in background. The mouthfeel is full offset by bright acidity continuing into a crisp finish with a touch of fresh ginger.
Tasting notes courtesy Gloria Ferrer website
The vivid acidity and stone fruit rich flavors of this sparkling compliment a variety of dishes such as grilled shrimp. Saddles features a wonderful shrimp cocktail trio which would pair well. Fresh chévre, other seafood such as a poached salmon (also on Saddles menu!) both pair well with sparkling.
Scribe Rosé of Pinot Noir
Made from Pinot Noir grapes harvested early in the season when fruit is full of the bright, high-toned acidity. Energetic and fruit forward on the nose with a dry finish reminiscent of tropical white flowers, citrus and pink lady apple.
Tasting Notes courtesy Scribe website
Pairings could include salads, light pasta, chicken or and rice dishes, seafood, raw and cooked shellfish, grilled fish and goats’ cheeses. Rose is great for drinking in the warmer weather.
Join us at Saddles for an extensive wine list that has received The Wine Spectator’s “Best of Award of Excellence”, which pairs wonderfully with our nightly dinner menu.