Como Creek Brewing

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Introducing LE15, a showcase of five outstanding wines

September 21 2015

Encore AppearanceThis year, Winexpert™ and Como Creek Brewing have sourced superior quality juice from Italy, California and Australia to bring you five impressive wines that will be a welcome addition to your cellars. Featuring unique blends and sought after varietals, the LE15 collection offers something for every palate.

Deadline for Pre-order is December 4, 2015. No payment is required until the month the juice arrives

 


YOUR LE15 WINES ARE:

LE15 Wine Lineup


January 2016

Barbera

Piedmont, Italy

Barbera
  • One of Italy's most famous wine regions
  • Situated at the base of the Alps
  • Piemonte in Italian means "at the foot of the mountains"
  • Continental climate with hot growing season

Tasting Notes

  • Higher acidity, lower tannins
  • Approachable and food-friendly
  • Earthy nose with aromas of sour cherry
  • Flavors of cherry, cranberry and spice such as nutmeg and anise

Food Pairings

  • Tomato sauce dishes - pasta, chicken, eggplant
  • Prepared with fresh herbs like basil, and oregano
  • Gourmet frozen pizza or La Sauvagine cheese with water crackers
  • Chicken Ratatouille Tagliatelle

Sweetness: Dry        Body: Medium        Alcohol: 13.5%

 


January 2016

Pinot Grigio Verduzzo

Veneto, Italy

Pinot Grigio Verduzzo
  • Located just north of Venice on the Adriatic Sea
  • One of three highly productive Italian regions known collectively as the Venezie
  • Hot summers and cool winters

Tasting Notes

  • Fresh and vibrant
  • Citrus and pear from Pinot Grigio
  • Honeyed ripe pineapple from Verduzzo
  • Balanced acidity
  • Crisp, clean finish

Food Pairings

  • Delicate fish; pan-fried, poached or baked
  • Simple chicken dishes
  • Avoid spicy, sweet, salty, and tomato
  • Grilled shrimp skewer or double cream brie
  • Cod and Potato Cakes with Lemon-Herb Tartar Sauce

Sweetness: Dry        Body: Light-Medium        Alcohol: 13%

 


February 2016

Mosaic Red

Paso Robles, California

Mosaic Red
  • Located between Los Angeles and San Francisco
  • Long growing season of warm days and cool nights
  • Produces vibrantly ripened grapes

Tasting Notes

  • Merlot and Zinfandel bring round fruit notes
  • Petit Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon provide structure and complexity
  • Aromas of red fruit, smoke and spice
  • Flavors of blackberry, raspberry and spice

Food Pairings

  • Braised meats, rich sauces, game meats
  • Foods with a rich pastry note
  • Avoid spicy foods
  • Grilled steak or aged Asiago cheese
  • Bison Burgers with Balsamic Bacon Onion Relish

Sweetness: Dry        Body: Medium-Full        Alcohol: 14%

 


March 2016

Gewürztraminer Verdelho Muscat

Murray Darling, Australia

Gewürztraminer Verdelho Muscat
  • Named for the two great rivers: Murray and Darling which weave through the region
  • Long hot days with little rainfall
  • Heat, irrigation and fertile soil produce grapes that create soft, generously flavored wines

Tasting Notes

  • Floral notes from Gewürztraminer
  • Verdelho contributes tropical notes
  • Grapey Muscat
  • Perfumed nose, vibrant pear, grapefruit and lime
  • Hint of minerality
  • Off-Dry

Food Pairings

  • Lightly spiced chicken, pork or salmon
  • Ginger, hoisin, oyster sauces
  • Savory Asian fare
  • Ginger sauces on chicken or Asian inspired frozen apps
  • Hoisin Pork Tenderloin Sliders

Sweetness: Off-Dry        Body: Medium        Alcohol: 12%

 


April 2016

Fourtitude with Grape Skins

Riverland, Australia

Fourtitude with Grape Skins
  • Woven around the Murray River
  • Mediterranean climate
  • Long days of sunshine
  • Sun-kissed, vibrantly ripened grapes

Tasting Notes

  • Full bodied blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Merlot
  • Aromas of blackcurrant, cedar and spice
  • Flavors of blackcurrant, plum, cherry and spice

Food Pairings

  • Red meats - medium rare
  • Meats with red wine reductions
  • Avoid spice or heat
  • Bacon wrapped beef tenderloin
  • Aged cheddar
  • Wine and Mustard Braised Leg of Lamb

Sweetness: Dry        Body: Full        Alcohol: 14.5%