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Winter Organic Wine Pairings

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Wine pairings provided by Bruno Allaire and Sante Losio of Dynamic Imports Corp.

Braised Organic Lamb Shanks on Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Wild Mushrooms

Cabernet Franc 2001 - Yorkville Cellars

-- Made from 100% estate grown grapes from CCOF-certified organic vineyard. Deep purple color; cherry and brown spice aromas. Rich entry leads to a medium-weight palate with forward fruit. Long finish displaying moderate tannins and fresh acidity.

Organic Vanilla Cured Pork Loin With Roasted Turnips In a Maple Vanilla Sauce

Chardonnay 2002 - Heller Estate

-- Made from 100% estate-grown grapes from vineyards certified organic by Organic Certifiers. Soft vanilla and toasted oak notes throughout with hints of lemon and pineapple. Well balanced citrus fruit and oak combine fore a smooth and lush middle palate. Touches of hazelnut and spicy pear make appearances and everything combines nicely into a crisp, lingering finish.

Mom's Best Duck Recipe Ever: Roast Organic Duck Served with an Orange Cointreau Sauce

Pinot Gris 2001 - McFadden Farm

-- Made from 100% estate-grown grapes from CCOF-certified organic vineyard. Crisp and fruity with a lovely combination of cinnamon spice, black licorice and ripe pear on the nose. Full flavors of melon, lemon zest and white peach hit your palate and finish over a long minute.

Oven Braised Organic Brisket With A Red Wine Wild Mushroom Cranberry Sauce

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Petit Sirah 2001 - Barra of Mendocino

-- Made from 100% estate-grown grapes from CCOF-certified organic vineyard. Essence of black cherry on the nose and peppery flavors in the mouth. Well balanced fruit, tannins and acids with a long, lingering finish. Chill bottle for 10 minutes in refrigerator before opening. Open bottle 10-15 minutes before drinking or decant for optimum drinking experience.

Grammy's Wild Game Wrapped in Bacon

Richard the Lion-Heart 1999 - Yorkville Cellars

-- Made from 100% estate-grown grapes from CCOF-certified organic vineyard. Boldness and fortitude balanced by grace and finesse. This proprietor's blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot is a classic Bordeaux graves-style meritage. 100% barrel fermented. This is one of only a select few California wines that actually has all five of the classic Bordeaux red wine varietals. Filled with intense berry flavors, subtle earthiness, and ripe tannins.

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