L'Objet Blanc

2014 Sauvignon Blanc | Comstock Vineyard | Dry Creek Valley

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TASTING NOTES:
Sancerre style Sauvignon Blanc, with exotic layers of mango, papaya, lemon and pineapple, a hint of minerality and a long, crisp finish.

PAIRS WITH:
Esperanza Spalding
. Bistro table on garden patio in Martinique. Oysters. Petanque. More Oysters. For a lovely seafood dish, maybe try Venetian pasta with shellfish. I use mussels, bay scallops and prawns.  Take the mussels, some diced tomato, fennel, shallots, garlic, white wine and butter and put this into a large sauce pan over high heat and cover.  When the mussels start to open, put in some lemon zest, salt and Pastis or Pernod and cook that for about a minute.  Reduce the heat to medium and add the scallops and prawns and cook until the sauce starts to thicken.  When the shrimp are done, add some parsley and toss with pasta.  Great for a warm summer afternoons on the sunny side of the street. Download more food pairings here »


2015 Sauvignon Blanc | Comstock Vineyard | Dry Creek Valley

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TASTING NOTES:
Alto notes of fresh and lively pink grapefruit interweave through a melody of tangerine, lemon peel and citrus under a honeysuckle nose.

PAIRS WITH:
Lianne La Havas. Dandelion chains. Horse shoes. Olive and cheese plate. Oh, and grilled watermelon. I know, you’re thinking... grilled watermelon?  Yep, I grill watermelon.  It really concentrates the flavors and it’s really easy to do.  Slice the watermelon and leave the rind on, brush with some olive oil and add just a minute amount of salt.  Place on a hot grill and leave for about five minutes for each side just so you see some grill marks.  Dice the watermelon into medium size pieces, and put in a bowl.  Add cucumber slices, the arugula and sprinkle in some goat cheese and toss with balsamic vinaigrette.  It goes great with the Sauvignon Blanc and a picnic at Lake Sonoma, in sunlight green and gold. Download more food pairings here »



2016 Sauvignon Blanc | Comstock Vineyard | Dry Creek Valley

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TASTING NOTES:
Sunny, sweet papaya notes played within a chorus of mango, lemon peel and guava under a orange blossom nose.

PAIRS WITH:
Corinne Bailey Rae. Bike rides down country roads. Picnics in grassy fields, climbing out onto the highest branch of the oak tree on a dare. Poached salmon and sautéed green beans, with a stop at Jimtown Store for dessert on the way home. For some tasty beans, fine chop a shallot and sautee in olive oil for about a minute, then throw in the green beans and toss with shallot and add white wine . Cook down the wine until it’s gone and serve with the fish. Download more food pairings here »

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