September 2016 Pairing
2012 City Lights Merlot
Casa Tiene Vista Vineyard - Fallbrook, CA
This 2012 City Lights Merlot is a medium-bodied merlot that opens with rich spicy notes of raspberry, blackberry and hints of oak, which form a well-rounded texture and finish.
Aged Gouda Cheese
Oakdale Cheese & Specialties - Oakdale, CA
Oakdale Cheese & Specialties has been making hand crafted Gouda cheese in the Holland tradition for generations. Oakdale won first place in the 2014 American Cheese Society (Dutch-Style Gouda category) with their firm Aged Gouda that has a dynamic nutty flavor.
Alle-Pia Fine Cured Meats - Atascadero, CA
Salami in a jar! This Nduja (’n-DOO-ya) spread contains Alle-Pia salami mixed with sundried tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, red chile peppers and garlic. It makes an excellent topping for crackers & cheese and a fantastic addition to sauces or soups for a boost of authentic Italian flavor.
*Each pairing includes a delicious bag of artisan Nita Crisp wheat bread crackers.