April 10, 2015

Final Four – Which Wines Made The Cut

final four which wines made the cutWe’ve separated the contenders from the pretenders, our tried-and-true wines that are a cut above the rest from just the occasional buy. If we had to choose four wines we’d drink for the rest of our lives, these would most definitely be them! Without further a-do, here is PAIR’s Final Four with complementary NCAA-themed pairings.

Norton Ridge Pinot Noir

Pair with: Duke vs. Michigan State Game

If we had to compare this wine to a NCAA team, it would have to be the Duke. Much like the Blue Devils, Norton Ridge Pinot Noir is consistently amazing and never fails to disappoint, which is not surprising since it comes from the Russian River Valley! This

Pinot Noir is a splendid sipper with lush cherry notes and has the perfect balance of spice and acidity.

Girl Go Lightly Chardonnay

Pair with: Duke vs. Michigan State Game

Girl Go Lightly Chardonnay is the Michigan State of this group. Definitely not the crowd-favorite, but has potential to come out on top given the mood or season. If you’re looking for oak or buttery-ness, then this isn’t your wine. This Chardonnay is un-oaked, vibrant, and light with bright pear and pineapple goodness mixed with vibrant citrus and sweet floral notes.

Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio

Pair with: Kentucky vs. Wisconsin Game

Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio is like this year’s Kentucky Wildcats. It is unbeaten and the benchmark by which all other Pinot Grigios should be judged. This Pinot Grigio is crisp, clean, and refreshing and combined with just the right citrus fruits. It is our go-to wine for entertaining and gift giving (for a white drinker, of course), a true crowd- pleaser!

Chateau St. Jean Pinot Noir

Pair with: Kentucky vs. Wisconsin Game

Chateau St. Jean Pinot Noir, much like the Wisconsin Badgers, is a true contender as a classic Pinot Noir. Chateau St. Jean has bright cherry and strawberry aromas with subtle spice and vanilla notes. Hailing from the Sonoma Coast, this wine is 100% Pinot Noir and boasts a perfect balance with its classic aromas and bright acidity.

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Danielle Cherrick

Danielle loves a good glass of wine. She enjoys exploring various kinds of spirits and learning more about what she's drinking so she can enhance her palate and tasting skills.

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