August 2016 Pairing
2014 Effort Chardonnay
Center of Effort - Arroyo Grande, CA
This Wine Enthusiast 93 point Chardonnay is aged 11 months in French oak barrels, Acacia and concrete vessels. On the nose, it opens with aromas of lemon curd and gardenia. It is forceful on the palate, with juicy citrus notes of tangerine and Japanese yuzu. A refreshing mineral note joins with crisp acidity for a long, focused finish.
Goat Brie Cheese
Laura Chenel's - Sonoma, CA
Laura Chenel's Goat Brie is an American original cheese made exclusively in California. This soft-ripened wheel starts with fresh local goat milk that is turned into curd, gently cut and poured into molds, where it is allowed to drain naturally and retain as much moisture as possible. After 9-14 days of aging, Goat Brie develops a thin bloomy rind and a velvety texture that quickly becomes oozy. Grassy and nutty flavors are balanced by hints of lemon and a clean finish.
Olympia Provisions - Portland, OR
Saucisson D'Arles is a French style salami that relies solely on the quality of its ingredients, pork and salt, nothing else. The resulting flavor is a deep, mellow, porky goodness.
*Each pairing includes a delicious bag of artisan Nita Crisp wheat bread crackers.