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November 8, 2020 | Midnight Cellars

Holiday Wine-Guide

Our in-house Sommelier has come up with some stellar wine and food pairings for the holiday season with some of our favorite Midnight Cellars wines!

With the weather getting chillier, who does not love coming home to a nice warm bowl of butternut squash soup? We find that our 2019 Aurora Reserve pairs beautifully with anything butternut squash.

Our 2017 Grenache "Moonbeam", which just scored 92 points in Wine Enthusiast, would pair perfectly with everything on your Thanksgiving table.

The 2017 Syrah "Nocturne" we recommend with any duck dishes. Our Syrah has beautiful blackberry, plum and peppercorn notes that would complement the sweet yet gamey quality of duck wonderfully.

Our 2016 Gemini Reserve is a blend of 25% Syrah, 25% Malbec, 25% Merlot, and 25% Zinfandel that received 92 points from Vinous! This wine has qualities of ripe plum, black cherry, and dried herbs that would pair beautifully with Porchetta, a savory pork roast traditionally stuffed with a variety of herbs and slow-cooked until crispy on the outside.

The 2016 Mare Nectaris boasts flavors of boysenberry, plum, and black pepper with a balanced minerality that will pair well with any hearty mushroom-based dishes. This lovely wine is a blend of 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, 10% Malbec, and 4% Cabernet Franc that received 92 points from Vinous and 91 points in Wine Enthusiast.

Our 2016 Zenith Estate Cuvée is an extravagant blend of 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 12% Malbec, and 12% Petit Verdot that was awarded 92 points in Vinous and 91 points in Wine Enthusiast. This wonderful cuvée pairs best with your herb-crusted prime rib roast.

The Gemini Port will pair with all of your Holiday desserts, it always goes well with anything chocolate!

And for the 2019 Full Moon, you ask? just "Shut up and drink it" - Rich Hartenberger


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