(This story is sponsored by Bread & Butter Wines.)
Bread & Butter wines are inspired by the aromas that are common in the bread- and wine-making processes, delivering delicious, balanced flavours that are sure to please. And now, the award-winning wines will be available at a private liquor store near you.
Bread & Butter prides itself in showcasing the celebrated and diverse terroirs of its prized California vineyards in its wines, including the number-one-selling, super-premium Pinot Noir. From the morning mists of the Pacific to the fog that roll in over the hills and the sun-drenched vines over rocky soils, the vineyards benefit from the ideal and natural cool climate for these delicate varietals.
The current 2016 vintage has already received critical acclaim in the U.S. The Pinot Noir won Gold and 95 points at the California State Fair earlier this year. The Chardonnay won a Silver medal at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Don’t let Bread & Butter’s top status and accolades intimidate you. All Bread & Butter wines are approachable and easy-drinking with rich and lush fruit flavours. The 2016 Chardonnay opens delicately with rich notes of vanilla bean and almond husk, which is reminiscent of a decadent crème brûlée. The creamy custard notes are balanced by a soft minerality and a hint of tropical fruit. Those creamy notes continue to your palate where they are joined with a light woodiness from the oak. Just like that first bite of brûlée, this wine lingers into a long, creamy finish.
The 2016 Pinot Noir is all about that juicy red fruit. Think cherries and raspberries with a touch of cassis. Delicate hints of cedar, smoke, and bay leaf cut the sweetness of the fruit, creating a nicely balanced bouquet. That luscious fruit bouquet continues onto the palate, where it’s joined by soft flavours of oak and savoury notes. With a long and beautifully smooth finish, this Pinot Noir will melt in your mouth.
Consider these the Bread & Butter of your evening meals through winter and beyond. Cheers!
Estimated retail is $24.99 to $29.99 each. For more information on Bread & Butter wines, visit the website.