Merlot is a delicious red wine whose claim to fame is its mild tannins and delicious hints of boysenberry, currants, blackberry, vanilla, plums, and cedar, with a rich fruity taste. Merlot wine pairs well with roasted vegetables, mushrooms, pasta, light meats, poultry, and spiced meat.
Chardonnay has a rich, creamy flavor with essences of lemon, apple, pear, and vanilla. Oaked versions hint of carmel and wood while unoaked versions are lean, fruity, and dry. Whichever you choose, you can be sure that Chardonnay pairs well with creamy, light foods such as seafood, creamy cheeses, and fruits.
Sauvignon blanc is a very crisp wine that balances its own acidity and fruitiness. It pairs well with anything with fresh greens and herbs as well as fish or vegetables.
Cabernet Sauvignon has a full-bodied, tannic structure with hints of blackberry and plums. It pairs well with many foods including roasted beef, steak, spicy chicken, sausage, blue cheese, and grilled vegetable tarts. Cheers!
Petit Syrah is very full bodied since it has a high skin to juice ratio. It pairs well with mole spiced chicken, meat, and cheeses. Its full body goes well with richer foods.