January 2016 Pairing – Wine Down Box

January 2016 Pairing

Inspiration Vineyards
2013 Estate Reserve Chardonnay

This 2013 Estate Reserve Chardonnay was fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel, then split into two lots using two different yeasts. The wine was aged for 14 months in a combination of neutral and 20% new French and European Oak. They utilized “Batonage”, a French technique of stirring the wine while on its lees (residual yeast and deposits), which allowed for a French inspired rich and creamy mouthfeel. The wine was then lightly filtered before bottling.

Golden Valley Farm
Little Lamb Cheese

Made with 100% sheep’s milk, Little Lamb is a semi-hard cheese that as it ages, develops a caramel sweetness. Much like a gouda, the Little Lamb cheese is smooth and melts in your mouth.

Alle-Pia Fine Cured Meats

This salami’s fresh flavor comes from juniper berries and Chianti wine from Italy. It has a lighter taste than other salamis, which is perfect for Chardonnay. Salami Cacciatore translates into “hunter’s salami.” It got this name because it is formed into small pieces about six or seven inches long, making them a simple and portable snack easily carried in a hunter’s shoulder bag.

*Each pairing includes a delicious bag of artisan Nita Crisp wheat bread crackers.

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