Wine, Cheese and Charcuterie Guide

Wine Pairing Tips

Wine, Cheese & Charcuterie Pairings

Pairing wine, cheese and charcuterie doesn't need to be a formal or intimidating experience, it should be fun and delicious! Take the time to understand basic pairings with these simple rules.

WHITE WINES

White wine is very versatile with low tannins and crisp acidity
Cheeses: Goat Cheese, Triple Cream Cheese, Mozzerella
Charcuterie: Mortadella, Lonza, Salmon Rillette, Duck Rillette, Salame Cotto

RED WINES

Red wines, such as Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, have ripe, red fruit flavors and soft to bold tannins.
Cheeses: Wash Rind Cheeses, Aged Cheeses, Blue Cheese
Charcuterie: Pork Salami, Chorizo, Lomo, Sbriocolona, Sbriocolona, Pâté Maison

SWEET WINES

Sweet wines are wonderful ways to offset tangy or pungent foods.
Cheeses: Blue Cheese, Gorgonzola, Muenster
Charcuterie: Pâté

SPARKLING WINES

Sparkling wines are very versatile, with the bubbles bringing out flavors in a range of foods.
Cheeses: Parmigiano-Reggiano, Goat Cheese
Charcuterie: Pâté, Rillete, Fatty Meats

Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

The Oberon Sauvignon Blanc shows bright natural acidity and fresh flavors, with an underlying richness and complexity that balances the wine and adds fullness to the mouth-fee. The addition of Sauvignon Musqué adds another layer of richness and expressive aromatics to the blend, starting with citrus and passion fruit notes, tart kiwi, and developing into orange blossom.

The zesty, fresh flavors, and rich complexity is a perfect pairing for foods with brighter acidity. Enjoy this lovely Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc with grilled white fish, crab cakes and light spicy foods, as well as creamy cheeses.

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Oberon Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

Pairing Suggestions

Cheeses

Goat Cheese, Triple Cream Cheese, Mild Cheddars, Gouda, Fresh Mozzerella

Charcuterie

Mortadella, Lonza, Salmon Rillette

Chardonnay, Los Carneros

Our Oberon Chardonnay grapes are sourced from vineyards located within the sub-appellation of Los Carneros. Our 2014 Los Carneros Chardonnay showcases balanced fruit, lingering acidity and rich flavors and aromas of caramelized white pear, fresh Fuji and Golden Delicious apple, apple blossoms and torched crème bruleé.

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Oberon Chardonnay, Los Carneros

Pairing Suggestions

Cheeses

Goat Cheese, Triple Cream Brie, Soft Cows Milk Cheese

Charcuterie

Duck Rillette, Salame Cotto, Mortadella

Merlot, Napa Valley

Oberon Merlot is a subtle marraige of flavors by blending fruit from emerging Napa Valley regions, taking advantage of different soil types and microclimates from around the valley. Dense black fruit aromas are followed by blueberry and chocolate flavors, and supple tannins that linger on the pallet.

Dense fruit flavors and soft tannins is the perfect match for flavorful or light dishes and aged, harder cheeses. Enjoy this lovely Napa Valley Merlot with steak, pan seared salmon and pork chops, as well as sautéed vegetables.

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Oberon Merlot, Napa Valley

Pairing Suggestions

Cheeses

Gruyere, Swiss, Provolone, Fontina, Brie, Camembert, Mild Wash, Rind

Charcuterie

Pork Salami, Chorizo, Lomo, Sbriocolona

Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa County

Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon boasts a beautifully seamless mouthfeel and rich, complex texture and flavors. Enjoy this wine's deep rich colors, supple tannins, and vibrant black cherry, candied blackberry and spices. A hint of coffee and dark chocolate create a lingering and delightful finish.

Rich, complex flavors, textures and medium tannins pair wonderfully with fattier food items, savory dishes, and aged cheeses. Enjoy this lovely Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon with steak, lamb and duck dishes

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Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa County

Pairing Suggestions

Cheeses

Blue Cheese, Aged Cheddar, Aged Gouda, Aged Gruyere, Hard Wash Rind Cheeses, Gorgonzola

Charcuterie

Chorizo, Sbriocolona, Pâté Maison, Pork Salami

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