J’adore Mi Amour
Love is in the air and will surely be surrounding you on your wedding day! Looking for a fun way to carry on the theme of love? The Breakers Master Sommelier (and Wedding Blog by The Breakers expert!), Virginia Philip recommends choosing romatic wines for your guests! She has compiled a list of sensational recommendations for wines with a play on words for “Amour“ or “Love”:
Iron Horse “Wedding Cuvée”, Sonoma, California, N/V
Iron Horse Sparkling Wines have been served at the White House for five consecutive presidential administrations, beginning with the Reagan-Gorbachev Summit Meeting in Geneva on November 20, 1985, which led to the end of the Cold War. This cuvée is Iron Horse’s Blanc de Noirs, made from predominantly Pinot Noir. It has a beautiful, pale-peach hue. Joy Sterling, winery owner says, “Rich and creamy, like pure strawberries and cream, this is without doubt the most romantic of our Sparklings. It is dangerously easy to drink.” A favorite for many, Iron Horse is probably best known for this cuvée.
Alma Rosa Pinot Gris, Santa Barbara County, California, 2007
Richard Sanford has been practicing sustainable farm growing for the last 28 years at several different wineries, he is known for creating high quality wines and setting a benchmark for organic farming, sustainable agriculture methods, and environment-friendly commerce. Alma Rosa was created in 2005 and this wine is medium bodied with notes of white flowers and peaches. On the palate there are flavors of granny smith apple, lemon zest completed by a hint of minerality and a refreshing acidity
Hartford Court “Four Hearts Vineyard” Chardonnay, Napa Valley, California, 2006
Hartford Family Winery was founded in 1993 and they specialize in single vineyard Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Old Vine Zinfandel. “Four Hearts Vineyards” Chardonnay is located in the four key regions that form the heart of the Russian River Valley AVA; the Middle Reach, Laguna Ridge, Green Valley and the Santa Rosa Bench. The soil is a mixture of ash and lava from ancient volcanoes plus alluvial gravel from rivers and streams. This full- bodied Chardonnay has overtones of ripe apricot, hazelnut and almonds with notes of mineral on the well-balanced finish.
Watts “Dos Amores” Meritage, Lodi, California, 2003
Made from 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Cabernet Franc, these estate grown grapes are primarily from Los Robles Vineyard, named for the ancient oak trees preserved among the vines and situated on rolling hills of old red clay. Full bodied with notes of blackberry, black cherry and plum, the wine has a hint of chocolate and spice on the finish.
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