LXV Wine & Spice Pairings

Named 7th Best Wine Experience in America by USA Today

LXV SPICE PAIRINGS

2016 Summer Satine (Viognier)

90 pts by Jeb Dunnuck, Condrieu Style driven by minerality

Tandoori Masala ~ Neeta’s home recipe

 

2017 Heart Note (Sangiovese Rose, Direct Press)

Buddha Blossom ~ Mandarina Hops, Miso Powder, Toasted Coconut, Lemon Zest, Cayenne Pepper, Garlic Powder

Curated by Eric Ponce – barrel manager at firestone

 

2015 Lover's Spell (Cabernet Sauvignon - Syrah)

92 pts by Jeb Dunnuck, An ode to Brunello

Umami ~ Black Truffle Salt,Garlic, Ginger, Onion Powder, Black Pepper

 

2015 Crimson Jewel (Sangiovese - Petit Verdot)

93 pts by Jeb Dunnuck, Paradox of bold and balanced

Wild Venus ~ Porcini Mushroom, Garlic, Black Sea Salt, Amchur Powder, Saffron 

 

2014 Secret Craving (Cab Franc-Syrah-Merlot)

93 pts by Jeb Dunnuck, A steak wine!

Smolder Notes ~ Lapsong Souchong, paprika, garlic, fennel, sarsaparilla, rosemary, marjoram

 

PAST PAIRINGS

2015 Summer Satine (Viognier)

Garam Masala ~ Brown Spices - Neeta’s home recipe

 

2015 Heart Note (Sangiovese Rose)

Herbs De Provence ~ Lavender, Marjoram, Savory, Himalayan Sea salt

 

2013 Lover's Spell

Umami ~ Black Truffle Salt, Nutmeg, Ginger, All Spice, Savory

 

2013 Rising Tempo (Grenache - Syrah - Tempranillo)

Cleopatra's Aphrodisiac ~ Rose hips, Rose petals, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Jasmine, Fennel, Cocoa

 

2014 Heart Note

Tamarind, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, Merlot Salt

 

2013 Reserve Sangiovese

Cherrywood Smoked Sea Salt

 

2013 Crimson Jewel

Basil, Oregano, Parsley with Tomato, Onion & Garlic

 

2013 Dark Romance (Chenin Blanc)

Fennel, Tarragon, Thyme, Onion & Garlic

 

2012 Rising Tempo (Grenache-Syrah-Tempranillo)

Garam Masala (toasted brown spices - Neeta's home recipe)

 

2012 Secret Craving (Cab Franc-Syrah-Merlot)

Vanilla, Nutmeg & Ginger

 

2010 Crimson Jewel (Sangiovese-Petite Sirah)

Lavender | Pumpkin Spice

Wine is living – organic – with infinite flavors and has complexity and depth that is sometimes elusive to even the most trained palate.

 

Each LXV wine is paired with an exotic spice/seasoning blend, inspired by various regions, traditions and stories. These pairings mirror, complement, and sometimes, contrast the flavors, unraveling the deeper, subtle notes of the wine.

 

We pair our wines with sheep's milk cheese (for low-acidity), dusted with spice blends. The cheese combines with the tannins in the wine and softens them (the same reason why you add milk to tea). And the spices heighten the underlying flavor profiles of the wines (as they do in food).

  

        

  

A kit of 4 LXV Spice Blends with pairing suggestions with LXV and other wines and recipe suggestions. All you will need to buy is any sheep's milk from a local grocery store. Trader Joes carries a Basque cheese which is creamy and wonderful. We use Ewenique Chese in our tasting room.