Food + Drink
Wine is more than a beverage. It is a cultural and educational experience that brings people together. With so many wine regions, wine can take you on a journey traveling the world from past to present just by using your sense of taste and smell. There are so many fantastic wines available today in many different price ranges that it can be overwhelming to choose the perfect wine for a special occasion. The right wine paired with the perfect meal will elevate your dining experience, offering an ambiance, and an opportunity for excellent dinner conversation and lasting memories. Coastal Drive Magazine met with local wine connoisseur and sommelier Drew Feinberg, aka The Wine Sage, for his top picks of a few wine varietals that will surely please your palate.
REMOISSENET PÈRE ET FILS
2019 GRAND CRU CORTON-CHARLEMAGNE
REGION: CÔTE DE BEAUNE, BURGUNDY, FRANCE
GRAPE VARIETAL: CHARDONNAY
A pinnacle Chardonnay pressed from full clusters; fermented on native yeasts, and then aged in the same cask. A perfumed mix of toasted hazelnuts, salted butter, and meyer lemon.
Pairs with: Chilean Sea Bass & Grilled Lobster
2021 VOSNE-ROMANÉE 1ER CRU “LES SUCHOTS”
REGION: CÔTE DE NUITS, BURGUNDY, FRANCE
GRAPE VARIETAL: PINOT NOIR
This selection is a beautiful deep red color, and the nose is reminiscent of cherry and strawberry, mingling with
undergrowth smells. It has a concentrated and complex aroma on silky tannins with a long-lasting aftertaste.
Pairs with: Beef Bourguignon & Grilled Duck Breast
2018 CABERNET SAUVIGNON
REGION: NAPA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
GRAPE VARIETAL: CABERNET SAUVIGNON
This wine is a deep purple-black color with notes of fresh black cherries, red and black plums, and unsmoked cigars. It has a firm, rugged frame with lovely, pure, perfumed black fruit, finishing with great freshness.
Pairs with: Bone-In Ribeye & Wood-Fired Octopus
2010 PREMIER CRU SUPÉRIEUR
GRAPE VARIETALS: SÉMILLON, SAUVIGNON BLANC
REGION: SAUTERNES, FRANCE
Pale to medium lemon-gold color, the 2010 d’Yquem has retreated into its shell at this youthful stage, offering spritely suggestions of apple tart, lemon curd, lime cordial, and spice cake.
Pairs with: Foie Gras & Apple Tart