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2017 Matchmaker Monterey California Pinot Noir

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This medium-bodied beauty offers notes of raspberry, cherry lollipop, wet stone, herbs de Provence and vanilla.

Varietal: Pinot Noir Vintage: 2017
Brand: Matchmaker
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About This Wine

California’s Monterey coast is world famous for its unparalleled scenic beauty.

There is Big Sur’s rugged shore. There is Carmel’s bleached sands. There is Pebble Beach’s gentle tide pools. While gorgeous to gaze upon, those picture-perfect elements also contribute to the Monterey region’s world-class wines.

The warm sun, cool fog and ancient soils all are essential components of the winegrower’s art, and they have drawn grape growers and winemakers to the area. Renowned vineyards and wineries both large and small today call Monterey County home. From the steep slopes of Carmel Valley to the rolling hills of Salinas Valley, Monterey has become known for crafting wines of exceptional flavor, character and balance.

A delicious example: the 2017 Matchmaker Pinot Noir, which is medium-bodied and fresh, with round tannins and a long finish that strongly suggests another sip — now! It’s a gorgeous wine from one of the most gorgeous places on Earth.

About Pinot Noir

Very sensitive to climate and handling in winery, this fickle grape of Burgundy yields low tannin and acidity, medium colors and lifespan. Classic berry, cherry and currant flavors, silky textures typically balanced with spicy or floral tones.

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  • Grape Composition:Pinot Noir
  • Grape Source:Monterey Growing Region of California
  • Aromas & Flavors:Raspberry, Cherry Lollipop, Wet Stone, Herbs de Provence and Vanilla
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2021
  • Food Pairing Suggestion:chicken shawarma with garlic sauce.

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14 recipes match for this wine.

  • Tuscan Style Roasted Game Hens If you're looking for a change from turkey, ham this holiday season, try this easy-to-prepare dish that matches well with both white and red wines. It serves 6... Get The Recipe
    Smoked Salmon Penne Pasta In a world of anything-goes-food-and-wine pairing, we're on the lookout for recipes that match well with red OR white wines. This is one such recipe, and it makes two servings... Get The Recipe
    Herb Crusted Tuna Steaks This recipe is extremely versatile, matching well with most white and lighter red wines. It makes 4 servings. Get The Recipe
    Grenoble Style Salmon This recipe, which matches beautifully with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, makes 4 servings... Get The Recipe
    Tomato Pesto Pasta A wonderful match with Cabernet Sauvignon, this recipe helps bring out the fruitful quality of the wine. It also matches nicely with other red wines, and serves 4. Get The Recipe
  • Duck Breast With Red Wine Risotto This recipe calls for a good quality red wine, and we suggest either Pinot Noir, Merlot. Whichever you choose, we also suggest serving that wine with the meal. This recipe makes 4 servings. Get The Recipe
    Mushroom Barley Stew A fruity red wine is the perfect match for this hearty recipe, which serves 4 to 6. MUSHROOM BARLEY STEW Ingredients - 1 T olive oil - 2 carrots, chopped... Get The Recipe
    Pork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The Recipe
    Pan Fried Lamb Chops This recipe, which makes 4 servings, features flavors that can be enjoyed with virtually any red wine. Turn it into a complete meal with a side dish jasmine rice. Get The Recipe
    Green Salad With Cranberry Vinaigrette With almost any type of salad, we suggest Sauvignon Blanc as a well-matched wine. But because of the cranberry flavor featured in this recipe, you may want to try a wine that includes cranberry among its aromas and flavors. We tried it with a lighter-bodied Pinot Noir, and it turned out to be an intriguing and enticing combination. Get The Recipe
  • Pinot Noir Sauce Try this flavorful sauce over lambprime rib, and serve with Pinot Noir, Malbec red blend... Get The Recipe
    The Perfect Potatoes With the holidays on the horizon, several ACWC members have asked us for recipes to accompany main dishes such as turkey, ham. Here's one we love - and it can even be a meal in itself, served with a glass of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir. It makes 6 to 8 servings... Get The Recipe
    Smoked Duck A La Orange Just in case this year's California wildfires impart a smoky flavor to vintage 2008 wines, here's a recipe that will match up nicely. Otherwise, try this dish - developed by Garre Winery Executive Chef Ty Turner -- with naturally smoky wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Pinot Noir, Syrah. Get The Recipe
    Balsamic Maple Glazed Salmon Try this recipe, which makes 4 servings, with Pinot Noir, Syrah. Get The Recipe
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