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2015 Christmas Special

December 10, 2015 - Norman Bentley


Below is a list of suggestions for which wines go best with various foods.

Roasted or Baked Turkey - Pinot Grigio or Chardonnay

Baked Ham - Rose or light Pinot Noir, or Chardonnay

Grilled Steak or Beef Tenderloin - Cabernet Sauvignon

Lamb Chops or Pork Loin Chops - Merlot

Barbecued Ribs or Spaghetti - Zinfandel

Prime Rib or Roast Duck - Pinot Noir

Lobster, King Crab, Half Shell Oysters - Chardonnay

Oysters Rockefeller or Broiled Fish - Sauvignon Blanc

Shrimp Alfredo or Clams Marinara - Pinot Grigio

Baked Fish, Poached Flounder - Riesling or Pinot Grigio

Cornish Game Hens - Chardonnay or Pinot Noir

Grilled or Baked Salmon - Chardonnay, or Pinot Noir

The following is a top ten list of some of the wines that I have written about earlier this year, as well as their scores.

2014 Wild Horse Viognier – 92

2013 Acrobat Pinot Gris - 92

2013 Rodney Strong Chalk Hill Chardonnay – 93

2013 Ferrai-Carano Chardonnay – 91

2013 Mark West Willamette Valley Pinot Noir – 90

2013 Vanderbilt Reserve Dry Creek Valley Merlot – 89

2012 Ruffino Aziano Chianti Classico – 90

2012 Root: 1 Carmenere – 92

2013 Coppola Diamond Collection Ivory Label Cabernet Sauvignon – 92

2011 Groth Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon - 93

Whatever special dinner or wine you enjoy this year, I hope you have a: Merry Christmas - Norm's Score - 100!


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