Most of the time on my site I have delicious desserts, however there are times when my husband and I like to sit down enjoy the dessert and a glass of wine. This is a time where we get to talk without interruption and reconnect with each other. A wine we were recently introduced to is Sonoma-Cutrer. Sonoma-Cutrer has been producing the finest quality wines since it opened as a vineyard company in 1973. Its foundation is built in the hillsides and rocky foothills in the region recognized as the Sonoma Coast Appellation – this region experiences long, even growing seasons thanks to the cool, foggy coastal climate. In the 70's, the company planted several different grape varieties and virtually overnight Sonoma-Cutrer’s Chardonnay grapes had gained a reputation for exceptional quality and were in high demand by many premium wineries.
One of the simplest ways to enjoy wine as a dessert is pairing it with grapes and cheese. The flavors go so well together and it's something anyone can serve. I love that I don't have to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. I just choose my favorite cheese, wash off some grapes and grab a bottle of Sonoma-Cutrer. Then it's off to the back porch for good conversation.
Sonoma Coast is our favorite; it has a balance between richness and elegance making a medium-bodied, mouth filling wine. The creamy richness is balanced with a bright acidity and a touch of apple, pear and lemon zest. Plus it smells divine! These wines are a pefect addition to a simple dessert, a dinner party, holiday or even given as a special gift. If you're looking for a new wine to add to your collection then be sure to try the Sonoma Coast, Russian River Valley Pinot Noir or the Russian River Ranches.
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