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Volume 1, Issue 3

February 2021 CELEBRATING THE MONTH OF LOVE WITH WINE AND CHOCOLATE Of all the food and wine pairings out there, chocolate with wine is undeniably the most decadent, making it the perfect treat for this Month of Love. Why do these two delicacies go so well together? Other than being downright delicious on their own, they both have a variety of styles from opulent to rustic that work seamlessly with both matching and contrasting flavors. Sugar and alcohol? It’s a no brainer if you ask us. So how do you pair wine and chocolate correctly? Check out some of our suggested chocolate and Ancestry wine pairings to taste for yourself. 2017 Reminiscence Riesling + Blood Orange Dark Milk Chocolate (KU’IA ESTATE MAUI) The classic balance of sweetness and heightened acidity in this wine makes it a great complement to dark orange chocolate. Our Riesling opens with a crisp nose of apple blossom and lemon. On the palate crisp lime is pronounced then followed by a softer apricot finish. These flavors lend themselves well to citrus and chocolate. We will be pairing our Rieslings with KU’IA Dark Milk Chocolate Blood Orange in the tasting room all month long. Stop by to try this delectable pairing for yourself. 2017 di Donato Sangiovese + Coffee Hazelnut Bar (Grocers Daughter) Pairing a medium body red with chocolate and nuts is a tasty idea. The bright Bing cherry and cranberry notes of our Sangiovese are a lovely complement to chocolate with coffee and hazelnuts. Lighter tannins give this wine a soft warming mouth which further enhances your wine and chocolate experience. We’ve got Coffee Hazelnut Bars from The Grocers Daughter in stock in our tasting room, so drop by soon to scoop up this lovely pair. 2016 Provocant + Very Berry Bar (Grocers Daughter) Wines with strong berry notes are good matches for fruit-accented chocolate. Our Provocant with an elegant nose of currant, cherry and a palate of cranberry and bright cherry pairs nicely with the berry and chocolate. The 40% Cabernet Sauvignon in this blend with its heavier tannins is a better match with dark chocolate meanwhile the 40% Merlot is a delicious pairing with milk chocolate. It is really up to personal preference. We’ve been pairing Provocant with the Very Berry Bar from The Grocer’s daughter, and the cranberries and cherries in the bar pick up the flavors of the wine beautifully. 2015 La Souer + Estate Dark Chocolate (KU’IA ESTATE MAUI) Our La Souer is luscious and fruit forward but still incredibly versatile with light acidity. This Merlot blend is our favorite match with chocolate as its hints of cocoa, espresso and raspberry paired with super soft and supple tannins blend beautifully with dark chocolate without tasting bitter. Not to mention, this is the perfect pair to enjoy when having a girls’ night, perhaps for your Galentines this year? 2016 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon + Chocolate Honey Caramel Truffles (Grocer’s Daughter) Cabernet Sauvignon and dark chocolate…a match made in heaven! It works because the chocolate mellows the tannins in the wine, but rich, dark Cabernet Sauvignon has enough fruit and structure to withstand the boldness of the chocolate. This is the ultimate classic pairing. The robust aromas of peppercorn and smokiness combined with the intense bold fruit flavors of black plum and cherry stand up perfectly to dark chocolate. Throw some caramel in to the mix to dial the flavors up a notch. As with all food and wine pairings, this list is subjective and often comes down to your own taste buds. We hope this is a helpful guide as you search for your favorite chocolate and wine pairing this season! We look forward to helping you in our tasting rooms soon with cellar seating for tastings in Woodinville and limited patio seating in Manson for glass pours, bottle service, and small bites. Both locations also offer online and in person pickups, plus phone orders. We welcome you to check out our website to request RESERVATIONS and to shop our ONLINE STORE. Happy sipping!

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Ancestry Cellars
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“Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.” - Benjamin Franklin
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WOODINVILLE ADDRESS 19510 144th Ave NE, Suite C-1 Woodinville, WA 98072 (425) 435-6551 MANSON ADDRESS 50 Wapato Way, Suite B Manson, WA 98831 (509) 741-9006
CONTACT e: info@ancestrycellars.com MAILING ADDRESS PO Box 807 Chelan, WA 98816
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WOODINVILLE 19510 144th Ave NE Suite, C-1 Woodinville, WA 98072 (206) 607-9115 MANSON 50 Wapato Way Suite B Manson, WA 98831 (509) 741 9006
CONTACT info@ancestrycellars.com MAILING 26028 121st Ave SE Kent, WA 98030
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WOODINVILLE 19510 144th Ave NE Suite, C-1 Woodinville, WA 98072 (425) 435-6551 MANSON 50 Wapato Way Suite B Manson, WA 98831 (509) 741 9006
CONTACT info@ancestrycellars.com MAILING PO Box 807 Chelan, WA 98816
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UP NEXT MONTH

FOCUS ON WASHINGTON FOR WASHINGTON WINE MONTH We’ll check out what makes Washington Wines so great!

Volume 1, Issue 3

February 2021 CELEBRATING THE MONTH OF LOVE WITH WINE AND CHOCOLATE Of all the food and wine pairings out there, chocolate with wine is undeniably the most decadent, making it the perfect treat for this Month of Love. Why do these two delicacies go so well together? Other than being downright delicious on their own, they both have a variety of styles from opulent to rustic that work seamlessly with both matching and contrasting flavors. Sugar and alcohol? It’s a no brainer if you ask us. So how do you pair wine and chocolate correctly? Check out some of our suggested chocolate and Ancestry wine pairings to taste for yourself. 2017 Reminiscence Riesling + Blood Orange Dark Milk Chocolate (KU’IA ESTATE MAUI) The classic balance of sweetness and heightened acidity in this wine makes it a great complement to dark orange chocolate. Our Riesling opens with a crisp nose of apple blossom and lemon. On the palate crisp lime is pronounced then followed by a softer apricot finish. These flavors lend themselves well to citrus and chocolate. We will be pairing our Rieslings with KU’IA Dark Milk Chocolate Blood Orange in the tasting room all month long. Stop by to try this delectable pairing for yourself. 2017 di Donato Sangiovese + Coffee Hazelnut Bar (Grocers Daughter) Pairing a medium body red with chocolate and nuts is a tasty idea. The bright Bing cherry and cranberry notes of our Sangiovese are a lovely complement to chocolate with coffee and hazelnuts. Lighter tannins give this wine a soft warming mouth which further enhances your wine and chocolate experience. We’ve got Coffee Hazelnut Bars from The Grocers Daughter in stock in our tasting room, so drop by soon to scoop up this lovely pair. 2016 Provocant + Very Berry Bar (Grocers Daughter) Wines with strong berry notes are good matches for fruit-accented chocolate. Our Provocant with an elegant nose of currant, cherry and a palate of cranberry and bright cherry pairs nicely with the berry and chocolate. The 40% Cabernet Sauvignon in this blend with its heavier tannins is a better match with dark chocolate meanwhile the 40% Merlot is a delicious pairing with milk chocolate. It is really up to personal preference. We’ve been pairing Provocant with the Very Berry Bar from The Grocer’s daughter, and the cranberries and cherries in the bar pick up the flavors of the wine beautifully. 2015 La Souer + Estate Dark Chocolate (KU’IA ESTATE MAUI) Our La Souer is luscious and fruit forward but still incredibly versatile with light acidity. This Merlot blend is our favorite match with chocolate as its hints of cocoa, espresso and raspberry paired with super soft and supple tannins blend beautifully with dark chocolate without tasting bitter. Not to mention, this is the perfect pair to enjoy when having a girls’ night, perhaps for your Galentines this year? 2016 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon + Chocolate Honey Caramel Truffles (Grocer’s Daughter) Cabernet Sauvignon and dark chocolate…a match made in heaven! It works because the chocolate mellows the tannins in the wine, but rich, dark Cabernet Sauvignon has enough fruit and structure to withstand the boldness of the chocolate. This is the ultimate classic pairing. The robust aromas of peppercorn and smokiness combined with the intense bold fruit flavors of black plum and cherry stand up perfectly to dark chocolate. Throw some caramel in to the mix to dial the flavors up a notch. As with all food and wine pairings, this list is subjective and often comes down to your own taste buds. We hope this is a helpful guide as you search for your favorite chocolate and wine pairing this season! We look forward to helping you in our tasting rooms soon with cellar seating for tastings in Woodinville and limited patio seating in Manson for glass pours, bottle service, and small bites. Both locations also offer online and in person pickups, plus phone orders. We welcome you to check out our website to request RESERVATIONS and to shop our ONLINE STORE. Happy sipping!

LOCATIONS

Ancestry Cellars
  “Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.” - Benjamin Franklin
THE BLOG: WINE, FOOD & FUN
 