Our expert Wine Buyers in Seattle discuss the best local and world wine pairings for Easter Sunday.
Amalie Robert Syrah - Estate grown in the Willamette valley, this Syrah is packed with spice and black fruits. Very moderate alcohol (12.3%), this is a great food wine. Pair with Lamb or other red meats.
Willakenzie Pinot Gris - From the Yamhill-carlton Ava, this lovely pinot gris has a lush, velvety mouth feel with citrus, melon and pear flavors. Pair with salmon or a wide variety of light or spicy fare.
Argyle Pinot Noir - This lithe Willamette Valley pinot noir is pure and silky with cheery, tealeaf and herb flavors. Pair with Ham!
*Correction – In the video Randy mentioned that the Amalie Robert Syrah was from vineyards East of Salem. He meant to say South West of Salem.
Scharffenberger Brut NV Brut $18.99 - Beautiful and affordable California sparkling wine. Full bodied and rounded with notes of red plum, tropical fruit and zesty citrus with with a fresh crisp mineral tinged finish.
pairs well with brunch foods, appetizers and first courses.
J Vineyards Pinot Gris 2012 $15.99 - A great example of California Pinot Gris with notes of pear, Meyer lemon and orange blossom. Racy, crisp and lively with a lengthy finish. This will pair exceptionally well with Easter Ham and Turkey.
Meiomi Pinot Noir $22.99 - Rich, lush and generous, brimming with blackcherry and plummy fruit, accented by nice Earthy spice. This is a great red for Easter ham or salmon!
Donati Claret $14.99 - If lamb is on your dinner table this Easter, Donati Vineyards Claret a perfect accompaniment! This is a Bordeaux style blend from California’s Central Coast, utilizing all 5 Bordeaux varietals offering flavors and aromas of red and black berries mocha earthiness and hints of cola nut.
Lapierre Raisins Gaulois - One of my favorite reds, this Gamay from Beaujolais’ illustrious Lapierre estate is really declassified Morgon fruit. Is has a lush medium-bodied texture and tasty strawberry and cherry fruit with a perfect finish. I enjoy it at home as a daily drinker.
Notre Dame Gigondas - Great with lamb, this blend of Grenache, Syrah and a bit of Mourvdre has delicious spice and savory notes combined with full-bodied concentrated dark fruit.
Lucien Albrecht Brut Rose - One of my favorite sparkling wines, this is made from 100% Pinot Noir, in the Champagne method, but aged for 24 months; 9 months longer than non-vintage Champage.
It boasts great fresh-picked strawberry and raspberry fruit with lots of bubbles. It’s always in my fridge.