Growing up in small town California means being able to enjoy the Simple Life. We walk downtown and shop at family-owned grocery stores, we cook with fresh vegetables and meat from local farms, and we drink wine made by our family and friends who have lived here for generations.
Our 2014 Simple Life Chardonnay has a wonderful balance between bright notes of lemon and orange peel along with largely aromatic notes of papaya and nectarine. Rich in pineapple and lemon tart flavors yet crisp and elegant. Malolactic fermentation adds a roundness to the mouthfeel but the brilliant acidity persists and leaves a nice finish.
Pair with brunch dishes like eggs benedict or chicken and waffles or go for lighter fare like a simple arugula, fig and goat cheese salad.
Our 2014 Simple Life Pinot Noir is garnet in color, aromas of luscious cherries, nutmeg and savory herbs bring the wine to life. Bright flavors of cranberry and ripe plum intermingle with sage and warm baking spices. Notes of vanilla from 100% French oak aging provide a lovely background for the complex and supple tannins. This wine has perfect balance between its dark fruit character and lively acidity, which makes it an easy pairing for a variety of foods.
Try pairing with grilled salmon and green beans, pork loin spiced with oregano or creamy polenta with wild mushrooms.