January 6, 2014 (Paso Robles, Calif.) –Just in time for chilly weather, Villa San-Juliette Vineyard & Winery has released a triple threat of red wines ideal for sipping alongside hearty dishes, as well as the perfect white wine to sip at the stove.
Winemaker, Matt Ortman, put the finishing touches on VSJ’s 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2011 Zinfandel, and 2011 Petit Sirah. Each wine was crafted exclusively from fruit grown on the Villa San-Juliette estate in the Paso Robles AVA.
- The 2012 Villa San-Juliette Sauvignon Blanc is a wonderfully fragrant and juicy wine, the result of a two-month long fermentation at very cool temperatures, which serves to trap and protect the most delicate of components. Aromas of gooseberry and tangerine are underscored by defining notes of freshly cut grass. Lively acidity maintains the lush, mouthwatering flavors of grapefruit and melon. This wine is lean enough to sip alone, and juicy enough to pair with pan-roasted Brussels sprouts or classic Caesar salad with anchovies. (SRP $14, Reserve Club member price, $11.60)
- VSJ’s 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with bold and lively aromatics, then follows with flavors of candied cherries, sarsaparilla, and vanilla. The tannins are soft and supple making this an enjoyable wine now, with the potential to age for the next few years. Pair this wine with a pork crown roast, sharp aged cheddar cheese, or porcini risotto. (SRP $20, Reserve Club, $16)
- With a remarkable following already, the 2011 Zinfandel is redolent with luscious raspberry and blueberry notes laced with classic Zinfandel nuances of white pepper and a chocolate richness. Mouth-filling flannel tannins throughout the mid-palate extend into a lingering finish. Try alongside sticky grilled baby back ribs or even roasted turkey with rich mole sauce.(SRP $25, Reserve Club, $17.60)
- Nearly black in color, the 2011 Petite Sirah marries big California flavors with restrained elegance. Leading with exuberant blueberry aromas, the wine layers flavors of orange zest, violet, cedar and mocha before the acidity turns the flavors towards red fruits on the finish. The structured tannins are slow on release, yielding a firm structure that melts when paired with herbed rack of lamb or aged goat cheese. (SRP $20, Reserve Club, $16)
To purchase these or any other of Villa San-Juliette’s award-winning wines, please visit www.VillaSanJuliette.com.