Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Wine & Cheese of the Week - Trefethen & Andante Figaro

Trefethen Family Vineyards
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Just had some family in town and we had a blast at Trefethen. Amazing property and the tasting room is housed in a beautiful building that's over 100 years old. This was one of those places where everybody liked everything we tasted.....and we literally tasted everything. Here were the hits of the day:
2010 Dry Riesling - $22
2009 Chardonnay - $30
2010 Quandry - $25 (perfect summer wine)
2008 Cabernet - $58
2008 Cabernet Franc - $38
2008 Pinot Noir - $48
2008 Malbec
2008 Dragon's Tooth - $75
2008 Reserve Cabernet - $100 (99+ points and won wine of the year)
Thank you, Scott, for making our experience so awesome!

Andante Figaro
It's no secret that I have strong, emotional feelings for anything Andante. The cheese maker, Soyound Scanlan, started Andante in Petaluma in 1999. Since then she has become one of the most respected cheese makers in both America and France. This chick is no joke.
Figaro is a seasonal cheese that she only produces at the end of fig season. It is a combo of sheep and goat milk wrapped in a fig leaf that has been soaked in red wine. It's so smooth with the perfect tang and the flavor of the boozy fig leaf somehow sneaks it's way in as well.
Whenever you are lucky enough to stumble upon any sort of Andante, you should buy as much of it as you possibly can.