What is a Christmas dinner without bringing the host a bottle of red, or white wine? These wines from CK Mondavi, which are 100% American made, present a Scarlet Five and Chardonnay fresh for the gifting!
The Scarlet Five brings many different favourites and flavours to the bottle with, I think, notes of blackberry or plum and I didn't get a sharp bitter aftertaste that I expect from some reds. I am a fan of red and Pinot Noir is my favourite and the Scarlet Five comes quite close to the kind of red that I enjoy with a nice steak or bolognaise.
The Chardonnay is a great example of a simple, white, which pairs with just about everything and had a semi-sweet taste with floral notes and a creamy finish. I liked this with some light cheese, and would be a go-to for any occasions or a good bottle to bring for a hostess gift! In fact, it is recommended with the following: Crem D’or, Brie, Camembert, Munster, Havarti, Mozzarella, Provolone - all cheeses which I love and adore!
I was entertaining some friends the week I got these two bottles to try out and had a good time letting them try it out, too! I did find that actually as well as a main meal, this wine went very well with nuts! Lots and lots of nuts, which I have had out for everyone visiting over the holidays!
The Scarlet Five pairs well with Cambozola, Asiago, Parmesan, Fontina, Ricotta, Brie, Roquette - Brie is my favourite cheese and so this is a perfect match, for me!
I would definitely recommend both the Scarlet Five and the Chardonnay as they fit my idea of a good wine regardless of the food they are paired with, but make a great addition to any gathering. I actually think I might be taking a bottle of the CK Mondavi to my Christmas meal and hopefully everyone will love it just as much as I do!
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