The evening was humid and the wine and cachaça were flowing, as the entire restaurant got up to dance. Everybody including kids, grandparents, and the wait staff participated. Ah, the siren song of Brazil. Kissing is a big thing in Brazil and the locals freely offer três beijos (”three kisses”) when they greet you or say goodbye - even if they just met you. An older woman must have liked my dancing because she gave me four. So sweet. The “Beijo” is a homage to this experience, the samba, and the bossa nova that I love. It’s a blend of estate grown grapes with a beautiful nose and lots of personality. Saude!
Deep, rich intensity gives way to an elegant finish. This one has personality coming out of its socks.
This is our estate red wine from the Siren of the Lake vineyard in Lake Chelan.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair this one with Chicken Dijon or with Coq au Vin. French peasant foods seem to really complement this wine.
- Vintage 2014
- Varietal Estate Red
- Appellation Lake Chelan
- Vineyard Designation Siren of the Lake Vineyard
- Harvest Date Sep-14
- Acid 5.9 g/L
- pH 3.7
- Aging French oak 18 months
- Bottling Date Mar-16
- Alcohol % 13.5