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2018 JB Ameritage is our winemaker's tribute to the wines of Right Bank Bordeaux. This wine is predominately composed of Merlot and Malbec, rounded out by Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The predominance of Merlot and Malbec in this wine make it smoother than most red-wine blends here in Virginia - the soft, jammy fruit flavors of blueberry, blackcurrant and cherry follow a nose of cassis and lavender. It finishes with long, full and delicate tannins that might just be the best part of drinking this wine!
When pairing with food, make sure to stay away from spicy foods - instead, look for dishes that complement the jammy, smooth nature of this wine, focusing on herbal and fruit flavors.
A chicken en papillote is a great choice, but our personal favorite is a simple roasted tomatoes recipe - the flavors are mouth-watering already, especially when paired with Ameritage! Roast duck is another classic pairing for this type of wine. The great thing about Ameritage is that it complements so many different dishes, so definitely explore the pairing that fits your palate best!
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