Food Wine Pairing Guide Chart

California Red Wine BrandPair(s)
Amphora Winery 2017 Fountaingrove District Sonoma County SyrahSmoked sausages, duck confit, cassoulet, or braised short ribs
Bacio Divino Cellars 2018 Janzen Napa Valley Cabernet SauvignonFiner cuts of beef and lamb
Beau Marchais Winery 2019 Soberanes Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot NoirSavory meat braises or stews
Bethel Rd. Winery 2017 Templeton Gap District Paso Robles CarignaneRich poultry dishes, roasted pork, lamb, eggplant, wild rice, Gouda or Manchego cheese (spices such as cinnamon and rosemary enhance the spiciness of the wine)
Bricoleur Vineyards 2018 Russian River Valley Sonoma County Pinot NoirSalmon
Calla Lily Estate & Winery 2013 Napa Valley Ultimate Red Cabernet SauvignonDecadent chocolate-Cabernet tarts
Campos Family Vineyards 2016 Contra Costa County Estate Reserve RedSteak, prime rib, or simply enjoy on its own
Cavaletti Vineyards 2018 Ventura County Arianna SyrahLamb, duck, braised beef, short ribs, chicken teriyaki, or Portabello mushrooms
Chateau Diana Winery 2016 Alexander Valley Sonoma County 707 ZinfandelHearty meat dishes or juicy lamb burgers
Clos LaChance Winery 2017 Estate Vineyards Santa Clara Valley MerlotPear-braised rack of lamb, chicken Parmesan, or truffle cheese
Clouds Rest Winery 2013 Égoïste Sonoma County Reserve Cabernet SauvignonGrilled rack of lamb, Italian or barbecue fare, grilled black cod, smoked meats, venison, pork, lamb, beef or grilled/roasted eggplant
Collier Falls 2016 Hillside Estate Dry Creek Valley Sonoma County PrimitivoTurkey and stuffing, grilled meats, spicy marinara pasta, Thai food, or pepperoni pizza
Copia Vineyards & Winery 2018 The Source Central Coast SyrahRich meat dishes
Coup de Foudre Winery 2018 Ma Cherie Napa Valley MalbecRoasted leg of lamb, steak, duck, or any kind of mushroom dish
Croma Vera 2018 Edna Valley GrenacheRoasted lamb, curry, or pad Thai
Crux Winery 2015 Russian River Valley Sonoma County GrenacheRoasted meats, salmon, mushroom risotto, stews, duck or pork pâté, or cured meats
Dancing Coyote Wines 2018 Clarksburg Lost Slough Petite SirahPulled pork, brisket, Saint Louis ribs, or hamburgers
Deovet Wines 2017 Santa Barbara County Pinot NoirPaprika chicken with mushrooms
Dutton-Goldfield Winery 2018 Azaya Ranch Vineyard Petaluma Gap Sonoma Pinot NoirRabbit terrine, charcuterie, roasted chicken, a vegetable tart, grilled salmon, or fresh, young cheeses
Dutton-Goldfield Winery 2018 Devil’s Gulch Vineyard Marin County Pinot NoirRabbit, pork, lamb, or quail dishes, bacon-stuffed mushrooms, or lamb meatloaf
Dutton-Goldfield Winery 2018 Dutton Ranch Morelli Lane Vineyard Russian River Valley ZinfandelBaby back ribs, rack of lamb, butternut squash ravioli, aged Gouda, Parmesan or a well-aged cheddar cheese
Eakle Family Wines 2013 Howell Mountain Napa Valley Cabernet SauvignonRed meat or mushroom dishes, like wild mushroom ravioli with wild boar ragu
Ehret Family Winery 2016 Bella’s Bavarian Lion Vineyards Knights Valley Sonoma County Cabernet SauvignonFilet mignon, rib-eye steak, or beef tenderloin
Ellman Family Vineyards 2017 Brothers Blend Napa Valley Proprietary Red WineRib-eye, barbecued spare ribs, or maitake mushrooms
Gnekow Family Winery 2016 Campus Oaks Winemaker’s Reserve Lodi Old Vine ZinfandelLasagna bolognese, grilled meats, or stuffed mushrooms
Godspeed Vineyards 2012 Mount Veeder Napa Valley Cabernet SauvignonFlame-broiled chicken, game, beef or lamb
Grimm’s Bluff 2015 Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara Contango Cabernet SauvignonFine cheddar or aged cuts of beef
J. Bucher Wines 2017 Three Sixty Bucher Vineyard Russian River Valley Sonoma County Pinot NoirBoeuf Bourguignon
JACK Winery 2017 Atlas Peak Napa Valley Proprietary Red WineSteak
Jax Vineyards 2018 Stags Leap District Napa Valley Petite SirahBlueberry-glazed pork tenderloin, lamb chops, dry-aged rib-eye, or anything grilled
Keller Estate Winery 2016 La Cruz Vineyard Petaluma Gap Sonoma County Pinot NoirGrilled salmon with balsamic and rosemary
Kelly Family Vineyards 2014 Oak Knoll District Napa Valley Estate Cabernet SauvignonButterflied leg of lamb with rosemary, or beef short ribs with a side of cheesy polenta
Lawer Estates 2016 Vineyard 600 Calistoga Napa Valley Cabernet SauvignonGrilled lamb chops, beef tenderloin filet, or grilled rib-eye
Merry Edwards Winery 2017 Russian River Valley Coopersmith Pinot NoirOven-baked chicken
Miller Family Wine Company 2017 Thornhill Napa Valley Cabernet SauvignonWes Hagen’s Mustard & Garlic-Crusted Barbecue Pork Loin
Montagne Russe Wines 2017 Alder Springs Vineyard Mendocino County SyrahHerb-crusted leg of lamb
Nottingham Cellars 2016 Livermore Valley Supremacy RedOsso buco
Parador Cellars 2012 Hosffeld Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet SauvignonGrilled lamb with Herbes de Provence, steak au poivre, pasta bolognese, aged Brie, or baked Camembert cheese
Patland Estate Vineyards 2018 Select Barrel Reserve Napa Valley MalbecDry-aged New York strip steak, rack of lamb, or marinated lamb chops
Porterhouse Winery 2018 Lodi Cabernet SauvignonBarbecued meats or burgers, grilled portobello mushrooms, or fresh pasta with pork marinara
Riverbench Vineyard & Winery 2018 Santa Maria Valley One Palm Pinot NoirWild mushroom pizza, Époisses cheese, pasta with bolognese sauce, or grilled game meats such as venison or elk chops
Roy Estate 2005 Estate Grown Napa Valley Proprietary Red WineItalian chicken sausage with sautéed red and yellow peppers, onions, garlic and mushrooms, served with penne pasta or on a bed of sautéed spinach
Scotto Family Cellars 2017 The Lost Chapters Napa Valley MerlotMarbled cuts of meat, pork, roasted turkey, or rich, hard cheeses
Silvia Cellars 2016 Limited Production Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet SauvignonPasta con le patate (pasta and potatoes), rib-eye steak, or gorgonzola gnocchi
Steele Wines 2018 Lake County Cabernet FrancGrilled filet steaks or seared ahi tuna
Stolo Vineyards 2018 Cambria San Luis Obispo County Estate Pinot NoirBaked salmon, roasted chicken or duck, turkey dinner, mushrooms, or soft cheeses
Testarossa Winery 2017 Doctor’s Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot NoirGrilled lamb chops with rosemary and garlic
Thacher Winery & Vineyard 2016 Paso Robles Controlled Chaos Red WineMushroom risotto, lentils, wild rice, or pork shoulder
The Farm Winery 2017 Touchy-Feely Adelaida District Paso Robles GrenacheFish, chicken, duck, rabbit, lamb, or simply enjoy on its own or with appetizers
The GRADE Cellars 2013 Winfield Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet SauvignonSteak, lamb, duck, pasta with tomato sauce, or rich chocolate desserts
The Meeker Vineyard Watercolor Series Sonoma County Carmine RedPizza, pasta, or grilled meats
V12 Vineyards 2013 Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet SauvignonGood cheese, filet mignon or other nice steak, and chocolate for dessert
Vine Cliff Winery 2013 Oakville Napa Valley Cabernet SauvignonSteak au Poivre with green peppercorn cream sauce
ZD Wines 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet SauvignonBeef tenderloin, lamb, short ribs, aged cheddar, or sheep’s milk cheese
ZD Wines 2018 Carneros Founder’s Reserve Pinot NoirSeared Atlantic salmon with warm asparagus and farro salad

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