Wine Pairings from Lake & Irving

We’ve partnered up with Lake & Irving to find some perfect pairings between their food and our wine!

First up, Buttermilk Chicken Sandwich:

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Buttermilk battered marinated chicken breast, topped with pepper jack cheese, bacon, and spicy aioli. Served on toasted sourdough.

This sandwich has been a customer favorite since we opened. A delicious pairing that Mitch inspired is the Baron Seillac Brut Rose from Provence, France. Its 100% Grenache. A soft floral nose, dry palate, with hints of white cherries and red berries, beautiful acid structure that rivals the richness of the sandwich.

Warm Goat Cheese Plate

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Laura Chenel Goat Cheese with a balsamic reduction drizzle, basil oil, cherry tomatoes, and fried capers. Served with toasted Patisserie 46 baguette crostini’s

This plate a simple yet extremely flavorful. A great dish for any season, the tangy-ness of the cheese is complemented by the richness of the balsamic reduction. The cherry tomatoes give the cheese a bright freshness, and the fried capers- a lip smacking salty crunch.

Ideal wine pairing- with how tangy and fresh this plate is, I’d recommend a wine with an equal amount of freshness. Tangent Sauvignon Blanc from Edna Valley California is a surprisingly lean and clean Sauv Blanc from the New World. Notes of white pear, lemon, and grapefruit zest. Crisp minerality, long finish with balanced acids.