July 2016 Pairing
2012 Stony Point Vineyard Pinot Noir
James Family Cellars - Sonoma, CA
This 2012 Stony Point Vineyard Pinot Noir is a classic Pinot Noir with deep garnet color. It is aged 10 months in 33% new French oak and on the nose offers tart cherry and rose petals. On the palate, the wine is nicely balanced with hints of blackberry, cherry, strawberry and toasted almond that evolve into dark berries, red plum and cedar for a beautiful finish.
Lionza Swiss-style Cheese
Fiscalini Cheese Company - Modesto, CA
Lionza, a Swiss style cheese, is named after the tiny village high in the Swiss Alps that the Fiscalinis called home for more than 300 years. The same traditional steps are used today that were developed generations ago by Lionza ancestors. It is lightly straw colored and has a thin natural rind, a sweet milk caramel-like flavor, an enchanting aroma, and a semi-soft texture.
Alle-Pia Fine Cured Meats - Atascadero, CA
This bold salami gets flavor from traditional Chianti wine from Italy, crushed fennel seeds and black pepper. Finocchiona is undoubtedly one of the most loved among Tuscan pork products. Its name derives from “finnocchio”, or fennel, with the crushed seeds added for enriched taste and aroma.
*Each pairing includes a delicious bag of artisan Nita Crisp wheat bread crackers.