Pine Ridge Vineyards presents Wines for Your Holiday Table

Location: Pine Ridge Vineyards

Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM PST


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Join winemaker Michael Beaulac and assistant winemaker Jason Ledbetter as they taste and discuss four wines that will surely make your holiday entertaining a success.




Featured Wines:




2010 Chenin Blanc + Viognier


This unique marriage of two varietals that would never share the same bottle in their native France unites the crisp, honeyed fruit of Chenin Blanc with the plush body and juicy stone fruit notes of Viognier, for a wine that is both sophisticated and easy to enjoy.


Our unique blend exhibits a bright, aromatic nose filled with crisp nuances of pink grapefruit, mango and sweet melon, interwoven with hints of soft white tea and honeysuckle. Bursting with juicy ripe fruits, the palate echoes the nose and boasts luscious flavors of Anjou pear, fresh pineapple, apricot and white nectarine.


Chenin Blanc + Viongier is the perfect apertif wine for your next holiday party and pairs beautifully with fresh oysters or Dungeness crab cakes.




2009 Dijon Clones Chardonnay


Grown on our estate vineyards in the cool rolling hills of Carneros, this is a Chardonnay that is stylistically original, a perfect marriage of both French and California winemaking techniques.


This supple, golden Chardonnay treats the nose to marvelously rich aromas of fresh lemon zest, ripe green apple and juicy Bosc pear, balanced by nuances of caramel and cinnamon bark. Upon entry, the palate overflows with multilayered flavors of ruby grapefruit, fresh pineapple and baked apple. Subtle hints of cinnamon sugar, ground clove and sweet vanilla round out the lengthy and clean finish.


If a turkey dinner is in your holiday plans, you'll find a delicious pairing in our Dijon Clones Chardonnay. Its crisp fruit and subtle vanilla spice will complement the savory poultry magnificently.




2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon


Since 1978, Pine Ridge Vineyards has proudly produced appellation Cabernets that showcase the unique characters of the AVAs. This Cabernet Sauvignon, however, was crafted to embody the ultimate essence of Napa, sourcing from our multiple appellations throughout the valley.


Deep garnet in color, this brilliantly youthful wine evokes aromas of blackberry, cassis, and stewed red cherries, draped in milk chocolate, toast and vanilla bean layers. On the palate, it enters subtly with flavors of roasted espresso bean and milk chocolate, then explodes with bright fruit notes of black plum, red raspberry and cherry, finishing smoothly with well-structured tannins and a hint of spice. 


Bright and approachable even in its youth, the Napa Valley Cabernet makes an excellent choice of red wine to serve at your next holiday occasion. This wine is very versatile and will pair famously with a number of dishes.




2008 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon


Our steep, densely-planted Stags Leap District estate has been the heart of the winery since Pine Ridge Vineyards was founded here in a farmhouse in 1978. This wine is a pure and exquisite expression of the world-famous Stags Leap District AVA.


This robust, ruby-black wine boasts a harmony of aromas including dense dried cherry, blackberry jam and red plum interwoven with rich toffee, dried herbs and cigar box notes. The equally bountiful and beautifully structured palate resonates with vibrant black cherry and currant fruits against a background of sweet briar, chocolate-roasted coffee and a subtle white pepper spice, leading into a soft, lengthy cocoa finish with silky-smooth tannins.


Elegant and extraordinary, this wine is a wonderful choice to share with close friends and family over a special holiday gathering. It would pair gorgeously with prime rib.