Talk about food compatibility! Greystone is the Napa Valley headquarters of The Culinary Institute of America ("CIA"), which trains America’s greatest chefs. Since 1995, neighboring Markham Vineyards has been producing a small amount of Greystone Cellars wines exclusively for the CIA. Befitting the CIA connection, the wines are specifically designed to enhance the culinary experience of food and wine pairing. The 2011 Greystone Cellars Sauvignon Blanc offers impressive balance and sophistication, with bright acidity providing an intriguing counterpoint to brisk flavors of fresh Meyer lemon and white peach. A portion of the proceeds benefits the CIA's culinary education program.
Bright lemon zest, apple, pineapple, star fruit and mineral aromas and mouth-filling lemon curd, apple and butterscotch flavors.
Beautifully integrated tropical flavors such as pineapple, mango, and papaya with citrus notes that explode in your mouth. These flavors delicately intertwine with aromas of vanilla and honey to create depth and balance throughout. A hint of toasted oak rounds out the long, lingering finish.
The soulful notes of currant, tobacco and chocolate in our deep ruby Merlot precede a velvety drinkability. Lushly intense, the wine reveals layers of red cherry, plum, raspberry, strawberry and violet.
Even if red wine is not your speed, give our MÃ©nage Ã Trois Red a try. This wine exposes the fresh, ripe, jam-like fruit that is the calling card of California wine. Three saucy grapes make up the blend. Zinfandel adds a juicy character, Merlot mellows and Cabernet adds backbone. Forward, spicy and soft, this delicious dalliance makes the perfect trio.