TWISTED PASO Matriarch, Paso Robles, 2012
A 14.1% alcohol, not-atypical-of-Paso blend of 45% Petite Verdot (Petite Verdot grows great in Paso Robles), 30% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon. The Cab and Merlot were fermented using open tops with both pump-overs and punch-downs. The Petite Verdot was fermented in closed tanks with pump-overs. The blend was aged 18 months in all French oak barrels. Purple in color with well formed legs; dry, full-bodied with still-fresh and balanced acidity and medium-plus chewy phenols. More elegant than expected (based on all that Petite Verdot). More red fruit with some black fruit accented with spice and freshness to go with integrated oak and earth. Complete. Delicious. This is a grillin’ red to go with big meat and bold flavors. Spec’s Score: 90+.
Carr Valley Field of Flowers Summer Cheddar
Carr Valley Field of Flowers Cheddar is made from 100% Wisconsin cows’ early summer milk. It is laden with beta carotene and floral notes. This yellow cheddar is mellow and even slightly fruity. Pairs well with any white wine of your choice. 5oz
Ingredients2 oz silver tequila
˝ oz Campari
˝ oz lime juice
˝ oz grapefruit juice
˝ oz simple syrup
Grapefruit twist for garnish
DirectionsIn an ice-filled cocktail shaker, add tequila, Campari, lime juice, grapefruit juice and simple syrup.
Shake well and strain into a glass. Garnish with a grapefruit twist.
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