Pinot Noir and Garlic Peppercorn Cheese – Wine Down Box

Pinot Noir and Garlic Peppercorn Cheese

February 2018 Pairing

2015 Amour Sans Fin Pinot Noir
Wine Down Box - Buellton, CA

Garlic Peppercorn Cheese
Plymouth Artisan Cheese - Plymouth, VT

Barolo
Alle-Pia Fine Cured Meats - Atascadero, CA

Our 2015 Amour Sans Fins Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara County can be summed up with three words—romance, elegance and decadence. This generous red boasts rich flavors of plum, blackberries, and roasted herbs, with just a hint of smokiness on the nose. Oak aged in 28% new French oak for 16 months, Amour Sans Fin is beautifully balanced, with fine tannins and a fresh finish.

We’ve complemented this with a Garlic Peppercorn cheddar from Plymouth Artisan Cheese. Inspired by the flair and finesse of the French kitchen, this cheese boasts a vivacious character and creamy texture, with savory elements of onion, garlic, red peppers and green peppercorns throughout. These flavors coalesce to enhance the herbal and slightly smoky layers found within the wine.

The flavorful Barolo from Alle-Pia Fine Cured Meats features Barolo wine from Italy along with fresh spices. This traditional artisan salami is known in Italy as Salame al Barolo, a meat delicacy that comes from Piemonte in Northern Italy, the birthplace of Barolo wine and the Alle-Pia family. The vivid spices further compliment the pairing, while its richness softens the fine tannin in the wine.

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

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