Casa Cadaval Padre Pedro Tinto

Casa Cadaval’s Padre Pedro is an amazing value wine that hails from the Tejo region of Portugal, the family has a history of making wine dating back to the mid 1600’s.   The wine is a red blend of Trincadeira, Aragonez, Cabernet Sauvignon 

and Merlot.  Padre Pedro is a well balanced wine that features a blend of red and blue fruits and a touch of baking spice on the nose, the palate is full of candied cherry and raspberry with hints of cocoa and spice.  The finish is long with just the right amount of acid and and well integrated tannins, this is the perfect wine to pair with duck and roasted red meats. 

May Featured Wine: Why Whine?

Robs Review

Why Wine Pinot Noir is a fantastic California Pinot Noir that is light in body and full of flavor.  There is candied cherry and strawberry on the nose.  The flavor on the palate is beautiful red fruit with nice oak spice and smooth tannins.  This wine pairs well with light fare and drinks well all by itself on a warm spring day.   

What to Eat it With

Why Whine?  I don’t know, but everyone does sometimes.  When it’s your time, whine with us!  

Why wine is a simple traditional California Pinot Noir with a really cool label.

We wanted to have our first private label be simple and recognizable yet stand out!  The label design is the feature that stands out.

California Pinot noir is one of the most popular and recognizable red wines in the country and it pairs well with so many different foods.  Its simplicity makes it so versatile.

Recently I made gourmet burgers for our Sunday lunch.  They were very simple, just organic grass fed beef rolled into balls and pressed flat onto a cast iron pan, seared to perfection!

On the side we had caramelized onions, sauted portobello’s, a roasted red pepper aioli, raw onion and tomato as well as 4 types of cheese.  It was a make your own gourmet burger and the Why Whine Pinot went perfectly.

The cheese included cheddar, muenster, gouda and Havarti slices.  The rolls I also made myself using pizza dough.  I tool a pound of pizza dough, cut it into 6 equal pieces, rolled into 6 balls and placed on the baking stones in the oven.  450 degrees for about 15 minutes.  They were perfectly soft but just slightly crunchy outside.

The sides included glazed baby carrots, baked sweet potato fries and green beans.  

Bon Apetit!

Glazed Carrots – mix just a table spoon of maple syrup in a bowl with olive oil and salt, then using a brush spread on the carrots.  Place in 400 degree oven for 20 – 30 minutes to bake.  

Baked Sweet Potato Fries – wash then cut up the sweet potatoes into strips, keep the skins on.  Place on baking sheets, only one layer with spaces between each potato.  Using the same basting mixture as the carrots, brush on the fries.  Place in 400 degrees oven for 30 mins or until they are cooked to your preference.

Green Beans – simply boil in salted water until starting to turn soft but still a little cruncy.  Remove from water, drain and dry.  10 minutes before serving, saute the green beans in olive oil, lemon and garlic then salt to taste and serve.

Vera Vinho Verde Review

Our Review

Vera Vinho Verde is a delicious white blend from Portugal. This light refreshing wine has hints of lemon and lime with just the right amount of minerality.

A slight fizz and refreshing acidity on the finish make this the ultimate warm weather quaffer.

Vinho Verde pairs perfectly with snacks, or light meals like sushi, chicken, salads and seafood. Be sure to try this interesting white that’s guaranteed to please with the coming warm weather we are all craving.

Pro Review
Super Fresh, this Vinho Verde sets the bar for Delicate, light, dry whites. A perfect little wine to have every day. Pair it with salads and ALL fish dishes. Delightful stuff!

Vigneti Del Sole Montepulciano D’Abruzzo – Featured Wine

This juicy red displays notes of cherry, strawberry and sweet spice. Bright, mouthwatering acidity makes it especially food friendly and it will make the perfect dinner companion at your next pizza night.

Rob’s Review

Vigneti Del Sole Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is hands down my favorite red wine for under ten dollars.  The wine displays beautiful red fruit on the nose and palate, fresh and inviting.  The cherry and strawberry flavors are balanced nicely with refreshing acidity and smooth tannins.

This wine is perfect to sip on after a long day and pairs nicely with foods such as pizza and pasta with red sauce.

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