With Goat Cheese

Gilles Blanchet

Les Champs des Plantes Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Grapefruit pith, wet stone, citrus. Served with smoked salmon dip. Would also be phenom with goat cheese. — 5 days ago

Michele Chiarlo

Le Orme Barbera d'Asti 2015

Dry, excellent with blue cheese. Jammy, bright red fruit - but not over powering. Excellent! — 15 hours ago


Soave Classico Garganega

Light, gentle, woody at the end refreshing smooth perfect with fruit and soft cheese — 4 days ago

Dean Crumpacker
with Dean

Bodegas Riojanas

Monte Real Crianza Rioja Tempranillo 2017

Full bodied and dry. Lots of dark berry flavour with a balanced oak. Pairs well with sharp cheese, lamb, and beef stew. — 6 days ago

El Enemigo

Gran Enemigo El Cepillo Cabernet Franc 2015

Wow! On the nose, dark plums and black cherries, fresh dark liquorice.
On the palate. A first phase of dark plums, black cherries and black berries. Fairly quickly the dark fruit notes are cut through with black liquorice, secondary ripple effects of vegetation and hints of fresh mint. The final third engulfs the medley of flavours laced with fine leather. Medium tannin percolates around, staying for a final bow. Decanted 1hr and 45 min. Served with filet mignon with melted blue cheese, roasted vegetable medley sprinkled with goat’ cheese (sweet potatoes, beets, carrots), asparagus and green pea basil/mint puree (all prepared at home).
— 11 days ago

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Naked Wines

Dave Harvey Columbia Valley Syrah 2017

Full bodied with flavor but not overly sweet. Great with cheese. — 6 days ago

El Maestro Sierra

12 Años Amontillado Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Palomino Fino

This is all the cheese plate items minus the actual cheese, in a glass. Omigod what if cheese plates included Sherry? Would that be overkill? What if I started a wine bar and it was all just cheese and Sherry? I guess I’d desire a crust of bread at some point too, but when do I not want bread?


Ahem. This is salty marcona almonds and deeply caramelized to the point of being pleasingly bitter-NOT-sweet walnuts and mildly olive-esque brine-y and then there are some dried apricots in the mix plus a glass of lemon water (not that I’ve ever been served lemon water with a cheese plate but maybe it’s the equivalent of the plate accoutrements plus a glass of Gavi).
Seriously though? This Sherry is a great cheese plate.
— 19 days ago

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Domaine Regnier-David

Le Paradis Saumur Cabernet Franc 2015

Mid-deep garnet dress, fine tears.
Fine red fruit/black mixed nose, typical green notes: pepper, fresh herbs. Mineral chalky notes. Mouth confirming the nose, the famous gusto/olfactive triangle: red/green/brown. Medium tanins, notable final 2015 is perfectly softened with enough freshness to conduct the tasting. Drink now on white meats, pan-fried vegetables and mushrooms, ashy goat cheese.

Robe grenat profond, larmes fines.
Nez fruits rouges/noirs mêlés, notes vertes typiques: poivron, herbes fraîches. Notes minérales crayeuse. Bouche confirmant le nez, le fameux triangle gusto/olfactif: rouge/vert/brun.2015 est assoupli parfaitement avec suffisamment de fraîcheur pour conduire la dégustation. A boire maintenant sur des viandes blanches, poêlées de légumes et champignons, fromage de chèvres cendrés..
— 21 days ago

Chris, Severn and 18 others liked this

Daou Vineyards

Bodyguard Petit Verdot Petite Sirah

Heater Bay trip! Velvety, good with steak, probably better with cheese. — 11 hours ago

Bee Hunter

Eagle Point Ranch Grenache 2015

Bee Hunter Wines Eagle Point Ranch Grenache 2015 Mendocino, California

A very pretty color of ruby with a very wide brick rim.

Interesting nose of blackberries, cedar, cooked cherries, raisins, figs, chocolates, sweet vanilla, cola, spices, mint and black pepper.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with cooked cherries and strawberries, lemon peel, vanilla, light raisins, dried fruits, cedar, herbs, licorice, cola, chocolates, sweet vinaigrette, spices and black pepper.

Long finish with fine tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious Grenache from Mendocino County in California. Much lighter than I expected it to be, but it is so yummy.

This Single Vineyard is good right out of the bottle, and better after an hour of airtime, when it shows the complexity.

This six year old is peaking now, and drinking very nicely with nice complexity and a soft mouthfeel.

Alcohol is not showing at all, so watch out. Nicely balanced at this point. Easy drinking and tasty.

A great sipping wine, but good with food too. I paired it with Brie cheese and crackers.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

— 9 days ago

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