MATADOR MEAT & WINE OFFERS A DIVERSE SELECTION OF AMERICAN WINES OF SEVERAL VARIETALS FROM MANY DIFFERENT REGIONS OF THE UNITED STATES.
When Colleen and Matt toured the Sonoma Valley a few years ago, our very prophetic guide offered the following advice, “There are only 2 types of wine; wine you like and wine you don’t like.” This may sound simplistic but we know choosing the right wine to compliment your cut of meat can be a daunting task. The staff at Matador Meat & Wine has tasted all of the wine offered and each member of our staff has their favorites. Whether you are seeking a bold Petite Sirah to go with that 2-inch thick rib eye or a light Pinot Gris with your Iowa Chop, you will find our staff able to offer some insight into your decision.
Chardonnay is one of the most popular white varietal and grows just about everywhere in the modern wine world. A well-made Chardonnay should contain flavors of apples and citrus. It can be anywhere from light and crisp when grown in a cooler climate, to rich in tropical fruit notes, like pineapple or mango, when grown in a warmer climate. When Chardonnay is oak-aged the wine can take on vanilla and buttered-toast flavors. We carry both “oaked” and “unoaked” Chardonnays all from California that range in price from $11-$47.
Sauvignon Blanc is not as widely known as Chardonnay but it is growing in popularity around the world. At its best, Sauvignon Blanc exhibits high acidity, with flavors and aromas of green apples, green grapes, green herbs and sometimes green bell pepper. California Sauvignon Blancs tend to have a refreshing, straightforward, often, fruity flavor and are just the thing for lighter, simpler, spicier foods. We carry to two Sauvignon Blancs in the mid-twenty range.
Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio
Pinot Gris (also known as Pinot Grigio) is a variant of the Pinot Noir grape. Depending on their origins, wines made from Pinot Gris can be light to medium-bodied and refreshing or medium to full-bodied with more emphatic flavor. At their best, wines are complex, luscious, and full-bodied, with mineral- and fruit-fruit driven flavors. We offer selections from California and Oregon that range from $15-27.
We also carry Viognier, Reisling, Moscato and White Blend wines.
Here is a sampling of the wines we have available.
Labor Wines Riesling
Silverado Vineyards Sauvignon blanc
Gamble Family Vineyards Sauvignon blanc
Scott Family Estate Chardonnay
Vine Cliff Winery Chardonnay
Eola Hills Pinot Gris
Elk Cove Vineyards Pinot Gris
Anne Amie Vineyards Amrita white cuvée
Pine Ridge Chenin blanc + Viognier