We began with the 2012 Cal Y Canto dry Spanish white, a blend of Viura and Verdejo. This wine offered plenty of citrus on the nose, mostly lime, and was mineral on the palate. It proved quite food friendly and was wonderful with the St. Géric blue-veined triple crème from Fromagerie Guilloteau. I also thought it paired well with Linda’s Spanish tomato bread and Todd’s mozzarella and meat roll-ups. It sells for $18 and is a great summer wine.
Nero D’Avola is an Italian grape I’ve grown fond of and we tasted the 2013 Siciliana offering. The color is a gorgeous crimson and it has a quite expressive nose. It’s an easy drinker and very food friendly. I really enjoyed it with the grilled London broil I brought. It’s an absolutely steal at $11.99.
Tom Plant launched WINEormous in 2009 and is a member of the International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association. Based in Temecula, California, he offers intimate winery tours for no more than seven people. Tour details and pricing are available at www.temecula-tours.com. Call now to book your Temecula Winery Tour at (951) 907-9701! Ask about special discounts.