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New Red Blend

Red Fish Pacifica

red fish p Their motto is “going against the tide” as the winemakers at this discerning winery have crafted a blend of Rhone style varietals that is smooth and velvety on the palate while being tame and soft in its tannins. The purpose behind this is to “go against the tide” and to create a red blend that is just right for enjoyment with all kinds of fish and seafood. Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and a little known varietal called Chambourcin are blended and offer flavors of ripe cherry, light spice, and a touch of oak. The finish is lively and smooth with just a hint of pepper. Enjoy this red blend with salmon, tuna, shrimp, or steamed clams. Medium in body and pleasant in its mouthfeel, this is an easy to enjoy blend, even on a hot summer night.

Menu Highlight: Shrimp Cargot

f64f066c-466f-48cc-9931-96e6978c2b1b We know that classic escargot is an acquired taste for many people. Yet, the idea behind a seafood preparation that involves the buttery richness of escargot is certainly appealing. Our Shrimp Cargot is served in a classic escargot dish but substitutes fresh shrimp for the snails in traditional escargot. Using butter and pesto, we bake the shrimp with a rich and melty layer of cave-aged gruyere cheese so that it arrives at your table aromatic and ready to dive into. Squeeze a bit of fresh lemon over the top and use the crusty baguette to soak up and enjoy all the richness of the sauce. A delicious dish with a summery and chilled dry white wine, it is also bold enough in flavor to enjoy with a lighter to medium red.

A White Wine Renaissance

128ad0b4-978a-4e07-8fed-b1fa276627d9 White wine drinkers often have a feeling of being taken less seriously than their red wine drinking counterparts. And it is true, wine enthusiasts and professional wine critics tend to gush much more profusely about red varietals and red blends. But a change is taking place and a new serious look at white varietals and blends is in the offing. Grape growers both domestically and abroad are now showing renewed interest in growing and experimenting with more esoteric white varietals. While Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc still rule the roost in white varietals, other lesser-known varietals such as Vermentino, Chenin Blanc, Albariño, and Verdejo are showing up more and more on wine lists. Winemakers are having fun vinifying these varietals in new ways as well. The days of the heavy, oaky, buttery Chard that masked the essence of the fruit are gone as wineries are looking to remain more true to the grape’s true flavor profile. Enjoying a delicious, chilled white is refreshing in the summer and it has the added benefits of being lower in both carbs and calories than a cold beer!

Another Birthday at NG

b039050e-d2db-42ad-a3a4-afc19e688f1c This week another birthday milestone at Naked Grape. Caleb turns 60 this week. Six decades of life have gone by and hopefully many more to come. When you come in this week, lift a glass to this memorable birthday. . . but as they seem to say. . . 60 is the new 40!

Weekly Features

Tuesday's & Wednesday's

Half-price bottles all night

Thursday

Happy hour all night