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Holiday Wine Ideas With Sommelier Jon Melone

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By KMVT News

Twin Falls (ID) Sommelier Jon Melone sits down with FOX 14's Diane Dean for some food pairing wine ideas.
Frei Brothers 20120 Reserve Chardonnay (Russian River) Sonoma County
The wine displays flavors of green apple, pineapple. pears, orange zest, and apple pie, also caramel buttered toast and oak with a silky finish.
Food pairings with this wine would be lobster, shrimp, scallops, swordfish, sushi, salmon, chicken, turkey or pork chops.
Rodney Strong 2010 Pinot Noir (Russian River) Sonoma County
This wine has flavors of pomegranate, cherries, raspberries, oak and vanilla, food that pairs well with this Pinot Noir salmon, swordfish, sea bass, chicken, turkey, ham, rabbit, and duck.
Robert Mondavi 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley.
The aromas and flavors are blackberry, blueberry, black currants, cocoa, cinnamon and sweet toasty oak. Bold yet supple.
Pairs well with lamb, venison, beef brisket, ribeye steak, T-bone steak, roast beef, rib roast and dark chocolate.
Watch the video for more.


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