While I’ve got a bit of a summer Sauv Blanc obsession, there’s almost nothing I enjoy more than a great red. Enter Radoux-Ferriere, an utterly perfect blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Cab, Merlot and Cab Franc are typical components of Bordeaux style wines, however Syrah is not and that is exactly what sets this elegant and complex blend ahead of the norm while putting a California spin on tradition. Barrel aged and meticulously blended for 24 months, the resulting rich chocolate and raspberry flavors make Radoux-Ferriere the perfect pair to red meat and other rich foods. We enjoyed this on a recent weekend night-in with a plate of assorted cheeses and I can still remember every bit of the unforgettable savory flavor. Enjoy Radoux-Ferriere, available exclusively at ONEHOPE Wine beginning next month. Cheers!
Those of you who know me personally, know how close to my heart ONEHOPE Wine is. Therefore, I find it only fitting that my first Wine Wednesday post highlight this incredible company. Born with the idea of integrating “giving back” into business (above and beyond the corporate style of cutting a check to a foundation at the end of the year), ONEHOPE Wine has succeeded in making serving-a-greater-purpose the fabric of their brand. 50% of all profits are donated to partner charities and each different varietal goes toward a different cause. While I LOVE all of their wines (created by Rob Mondavi Jr.), the Sauvignon Blanc, which benefits the American Forest Foundation (AFF) is by far my favorite summer wine with its citrus undertones and crisp finish. Perfect pairings are salmon (my personal favorite), light pasta dishes, fresh fruits and a variety of cheeses. I can’t wait to open a bottle tonight!