Laurel Gray Wine Serving Guide

Laurel Gray wine serving guideFor those interested in getting the absolute most out of their wine and tasting experience, there are several things to consider. Knowing the right glass to use for your wine, the desired temperature at which to serve it, how long to let it breathe and what foods to pair it with are just a few ways to deepen your wine tasting experience.

To help you enjoy Laurel Gray wines as much as possible, we put together this serving guide of our recommended serving instructions.

Enjoy our wines at their very best by following this serving guide.


White Wines

Barrel Fermented Chardonnay

Serving Temperature: 50 – 55 degrees F.

Glass recommendation: tulip shaped stemware or Reidel all-purpose stemware.

Pairing suggestions: Our smooth, rich barrel fermented Chardonnay is best served with hard cheeses, light pasta, chicken and seafood. Try it with this tender Chicken Divan.

Special instructions: As this chardonnay warms, richer flavors emerge, so you may wish to let stand at room temperature 10 minutes before pouring.

Laurel Gray Wine Pinot GrisPinot Gris

Temperature: 45 – 50 degrees F.

Glass: tulip shaped stemware or Reidel all-purpose stemware.

Pairing: Our Pinot Gris is full of melon, citrus, and mineral undertones. It is best served with light, fresh foods. Pair with fruit salads, soft and creamy cheeses, pasta, poached fish or baked chicken. For a magnificent meal, serve this wine with Kim’s Shrimp and Bowtie Pasta!

Special instructions: Crisp and refreshing when opened. Feel free to pour this wine right away.

 Viognier

Temperature: 45 – 50 degrees F.

Glass: tulip shaped stemware or Reidel all-purpose stemware.

Pairing: This full-bodied dry white wine has the perfect hint of delicate peach and honeysuckle to pair with seafood, pasta and creamy cheese. For a special treat, get the recipe Chicken and Peaches from our recipe page to pair with this wine.

Special instructions: Crisp and refreshing right when opened.


Red Wines

Bounty

Temperature: 60 – 65 degrees F.

Glass: bowl-shaped stemware or Reidel all-purpose stemware.

Pairing: This red blend is smooth and spicy, perfect with red meats, Mexican food, lamb, duck and bold cheeses like a semi-hard cheddar. Serve Bounty with these Red Chile Short Rib Tacos at your next fiesta.

Special instructions: Decanting for 10 minutes to one hour prior to serving allows great flavor development.

Cabernet Franc

Temperature: 60 – 65 degrees F.

Glass: bowl-shaped stemware or Reidel all-purpose stemware.

Pairing: This red wine is full of berry notes that make it an excellent companion for pork, tuna, pasta and milk chocolate dessert. For an elegant meal, pair this Cabernet Franc with this Duck Breast in Wine and Cherry Reduction.

Special instructions: Decanting for 10 minutes to one hour prior to serving will allow flavors to develop nicely.

Estate Cabernet FrancCabernet Sauvignon

Temperature: 60 – 65 degrees F.

Glass: bowl-shaped stemware or Reidel all-purpose stemware.

Pairing: Our Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is full of dark fruit flavors with a smooth rich finish. Best paired with bold/sharp, hard cheeses, red meat, dark chocolate and figs. Try serving wine with our BBQ Beef Brisket at your next get-together!

Special instructions: Decanting for 10 minutes to one hour prior to serving allows great flavor development.

Family Select Reserve

Temperature: 60 – 65 degrees F.

Glass: bowl-shaped stemware or Reidel all-purpose stemware.

Pairing: This rich wine presents familiar, fall spices with dark, fruity notes. Our Family Select Reserve is a wonderful wine to serve at special occasions and meals that feature a good steak, lamb, venison or dark chocolate. Pair this wine with Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks in Red Wine.

Special instructions: Decanting for 10 minutes to one hour prior to serving will bring out amazing flavors.

Scarlet Mountain

Temperature: 45 – 65 degrees F.

Glass: bowl-shaped stemware or Reidel all-purpose stemware.

Pairing: When it comes to pairing our Scarlet Mountain, this wine turns out to be pretty flexible. It goes great with burgers, pizza, almost anything Italian and multiple other dishes. A great wine to experiment with, but if you aren’t feeling too adventurous, try it with Roast Pork with Fig Wine Sauce from our recipe page.

Special instructions: Scarlet Mountain can be chilled or served room temperature.


After Dinner/Sweet Wines

Black Beauty

Temperature: 45-50 degrees F.

Glass: small cordial, tulip shaped stemware or Reidel all-purpose stemware.

Pairing: Enjoy Black Beauty as an aperitif with green olives, smoked almonds or salty cheese before dinner, or serve this fresh blackberry wine with citrus desserts such as this classic lemon meringue pie. Delicious either way.

EncoreEncore

Temperature: 45 – 50 degrees F.

Glass: tulip shaped stemware or Reidel all-purpose stemware.

Pairing: This decadent wine is infused with natural black berries and a touch of milk chocolate. Serve it up with a creamy dessert like ice cream or cheesecake drizzled with some Chocolate Cabernet Wine Sauce. It’s sure to be a chocolate-y hit!

Special instructions: Chill before serving to bring out the chocolate and raspberry flavors.

Nectar

Temperature: 40 – 50 degrees F.

Glass: tulip shaped stemware or Reidel all-purpose stemware

Pairing: Enjoy this sweet, light wine alone as a refreshing afternoon treat or with banana pudding, apple pie or these delicious ginger bread cookies from our recipe page!

Special instructions: Chill before serving. As this wine warms, it tastes like freshly picked grapes.


To learn more about the flavor profiles of our award wining wines, check out our Virtual Wine Tasting, or come experience these wines for yourself in our tasting room.award winning laurel gray wines

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