Flights and Food Complements from Pangloss Cellars

I always say the only thing better than wine is a wine and food pairing, which is why we recently visited Pangloss Cellars for their wine and food complements. 

It’s always surprising to me how combining wine with food can completely transform the taste and experience. If you’re ever in Sonoma, you should definitely make the visit to the Pangloss Cellars lounge for the laid back vibe, incredible hospitality, and beautiful decor (gives me all the Restoration Hardware vibes). Check out a few of their pairings below! Perhaps if you want to impress your friends, you can assemble some similar pairings at home.

Burgundy & Cheese

2015 Chardonnay, 2015 Pinot Noir (Charles Vineyard), and 2014 Pinot Noir

Cheese plate included Cowgirl Creamery Mt. Tam (soft) and Central Coast Creamery Bishops peak (hard) cheese, Apricots, Walnuts, Olives, and Walnut Bread from Model Bakery. I enjoyed stacking the Mt. Tam soft cheese with the apricots on the walnut bread (amazing!). I’ve been a long-time fangirl of Cowgirl creamery cheese and the soft, creamy Mt. Tam cheese was a total hit.

Sonoma Love

2015 Chardonnay, 2015 True North Pinot Noir, and 2015 Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard paired with three different bites:

  • Toasted brioche with Mt Tam Cowgirl Creamery cheese, Bacon, Pickled Quail egg, and maple syrup. What we liked to call “Breakfast in a bite”. It was seriously magical with the Chardonnay.
  • Potato Fondant topped with Prosciutto – Anything that involves prosciutto already has me sold. Paired well with the Pinot Noir.
  • Squash Tartlet drizzled with chocolate – A surprising treat that combined both savory and sweet. It tasted like an apple pie, which paired really nice with the spicy Zinfandel.

The Optimist

Three Cabernet Sauvignons accompanied by a House-made Brownie. I was a little unsure about this pairing since I thought a big bold cab would over-power the brownie, but I was pleasantly surprised. The deep fruit flavor complemented the chocolate and the acid cut into the fat (unfortunately, brownies aren’t calorie-free).

Alright g2g open a bottle of wine and eat some cheese now. I can’t write about this without wanting more!