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.
Luscious honeysuckle, ripe pear and fresh lemon grass intertwine in this medium-bodied Sauvignon Blanc. Fresh lime complements the subtle mineral quality while added layers of fig and honeysuckle round out this crisp, aromatic wine.
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.
No shortage of flavor here. Blackberry, black cherry and raspberry mix with spicy notes of pepper and vanilla, making our Dancing Bull Zinfandel one of the best things to ever happen to barbeque. Originally introduced under the Rancho Zabaco label, our Zin remains a fan favorite for its bold, award-winning style. Pair this smooth, spicy wine with braised pork ribs and burgers, or try it with pasta in a rich tomato sauce.
Not a poser Zin, but a real one. Big, bold, unapologetic. This 2011 rendition leads the charge with tantalizing aromas of black cherry, raspberries, and blueberries along with hints of oak. It then gets really serious with a cascade of fruit flavors, oh-so-flexible tannins, and a long, fruit-forward finish youâ€™re not going to forget very easily. Will match a mega plate of red-sauce pasta or barbecued pork ribs.
We barrel fermented 60% of this wine, and aged that portion in barrel for eight months, offering the wine a touch of brown spice and vanilla, while cold fermenting the remainder to maximize a fresh fruit-forward character. Bright lemon and apple aromas mingle with hints of toasty barrel complexity, and on the palate, pear and pineapple with spice and refreshing acidity will have you coming back for another glass. Enjoy this lively chardonnay now and over the next couple of years.