The three-day weekend is the opportunity to go all out on the grill, pairing some of your favorite types and cuts of meat with late summer's abundance of tomatoes, peppers and stone fruits. And, ifÂ you're anything like us, you're a better (and happier) cook when you can brandish grilling tongs with one hand and wrap the other around a glass of juicy, supple single-vineyard wine. Preferably one with a long, mouth-filling finish.
Over the years our Executive Chef Trevor Eliason has tested and perfected a number of grilling recipes, from pork to lamb to every possible cut of beef available. We chose these three for their seasonal focus, and because they pair so beautifully with one (or more!) of our Single-Vineyard Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet selections.
Although our focus at Nickel & Nickel is predominantly on Single-Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from acclaimed Napa Valley regions, including Oakville, Rutherford, Diamond Mountain, Stags Leap District and more, over the years we have added a small collection of Single-Vineyard Merlot, Syrah and Chardonnay to our portfolio. They are each distinct expressions of the vineyards in which they're grown, and there isn't one of them we wouldn't take pleasure in pulling the cork on this holiday weekend. After all, few things bring people together quite like wine and food.
We wish you all a safe and happy Labor Day weekend!
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We're continuing the 40th anniversary celebration of Far Niente's first (and best) Napa Valley Chardonnay with a spring food and wine pairing that's at once effortless and elegant.
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