Teller Wines in Lewes is renowned for its diverse selection from smaller vineyards around the world. Here’s five hand-picked offerings sure to please
Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre
Scents of wet raspberries, slow-cook BBQ brisket, nutella, black licorice, spent shotgun shell, graham cracker, blackberry streusel and lily of the valley bring you happily to the porch to indulge in a bowl of wild blueberries, sasparilla, crème caramel, black-and-blue steaks and cinnamon sticks with a finish that’ll take you through sunset. —$48.99
Chateauneuf du Pape, France
Grenache, Mouvedre, Syrah, Cincault
“The 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Signature is the lightest of the four 2006 cuvees. It exhibits a dark ruby color, rich black cherry and black currant fruit, loads of fruit in the mid-palate, a medium-bodied, elegant mouthfeel and light tannins.” Wine Advocate —$54.99
The Ojai Vineyard
Santa Barbara County, California
Aromas of blackberry, boysenberry and candied flowers, with a smoky top-note and a hint of peppery spices. Lush, gently sweet black and blue fruit flavors are round and seamless, with gentle acidity adding back-end lift and cut. —$35.99
Displays a bright golden color with a hint of green. Its subtle bouquet, with a woody-vanilla note, enhances the sharp, sophisticated fullness on the palate, mingled with a generous underlying impression of toasted bread. A Burgundy wine full of character! —$31.99
Marlborough, New Zealand
Lifted aromatics with white peach, passion fruit and citrus notes. This wine has an explosive palate, with white peach underscored by subtle tropical fruits and linear acidity. This superb offering from winemaker Kim Crawford can be cellared for 5-to-7 years. —$20.99
Catherine Hester, co-owner of Teller Wines, offers food-pairing options for these featured wines.
“The Herman Story is perfect with BBQ brisket. The La Barroche goes with anything from mushroom pizza to stewed rabbit. The Ojai Grenache would be great with a spice-rubbed leg of lamb. We have enjoyed the Domaine Corsin with clam chowder, and it’s wonderful with any creamy or Alfredo-sauced dish, as well as grilled swordfish. The Loveblock SB is one of my personal favorites. The citrus and acidity complement any fennel grapefruit salad, shrimp scampi or Asian dish, like my pot stickers, for example.”
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