For those of you who don’t know, our Assistant General Manager, Sarah Ogden, is a Certified Level 2 Sommelier! Aka she knows way more about the Drink Menu at Corner Kitchen than anyone! You could ask her about tasting notes, the history of a bottle of wine, and even what pairs well with any of our meals!
She recently compiled a couple bottles of wine to showcase and she definitely came through! Here are 5 wines, ports and rose’s along with information and pairings! If you want to do a 5 course dinner with us, look no further than this post!
#1: Gérard Bertrand Crémant de Limoux Brut Rosé
Crisp, refreshing, and our aperitif in this lineup. Fruit forward with a reliably doughy finish.
Suggested pairing: Watermelon Gazpacho
#2:Vignai da Duline Pinot Grigio – Friuli, Italy
This is not your average Pinot Grigio. Besides the classic orchard fruit and citrus zest we all know and love, this wine expresses minerality like no other, with delicate aromas of jasmine tea and a long clean finish.
Hand-harvested, old vines planted in the early 1900s! As winemaking team Lorenzo Mocchiutti and wife Federica Magrini state, “The grapes carry a memory of the earth they grew in.”
Suggested pairing: Baby Arugula Salad, Cheese and Charcuterie
#3:Fattoria Nicodemi Montepulciano D’Abruzzo
Medium bodied with confident notes of black cherry, dried violets, black pepper, and pyrazines. Soft tannins, smooth finish.
Suggested Pairing: Bacon Wrapped Scallops, Sesame Seared Ahi Tuna
#4:Stags’ Leap Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon – Napa Valley, CA
Leathery, dark fruits, pronounced oak, and hints of tobacco. Earthy, bold, classic Cab.
This winery has a rich history, and was one of the many California winners in the famed Judgment of Paris tasting.
Suggested Pairing: Manhattan Cut Steak Oscar
#5:Meyer Family California Port
Aromas of macerated berries in brown sugar, nutmeg, and cloves, along with candied oranges (imagine a pot of it simmering on the stove, and there you go). On your first sip, the palate brings it all to life.
What makes this wine a domestic Port without misusing the name? This family-owned winery has been aging this wine in a solera system since the 1980s, passing on the torch to the next generation. It is also made with a truly American grape – Zinfandel!
Suggested Pairing: Maple Blondie Sundae